beknow

beknow c.1300, "to become acquainted with; to be aware or conscious of," from BE- (Cf. be-) + KNOW (Cf. know). Related: Beknown; beknowing.

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  • Beknow — Be*know , v. t. To confess; to acknowledge. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beknow — v. a. == make known. Alys. 7472 == know thoroughly. Rel. S. i. 31 …   Oldest English Words

  • beknow — …   Useful english dictionary

  • unbeknown — (adj.) 1630s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + beknown (see BEKNOW (Cf. beknow)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • biknaw — biknaw, bikome etc.: see beknow, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • bikome — biknaw, bikome etc.: see beknow, etc …   Useful english dictionary

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