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Unknown (únknown, when placed before a substantive: Lucr. 103. Sonn. 117, 5. Meas. V, 392. Err. III, 2, 38. Ado IV, 1, 137. Wint. IV, 4, 65. Wint. IV, 4, 65 R3 I, 2, 218. Troil. III, 3, 125. Mcb. IV, 1, 69. Lr. V, 3, 153. Oth. II, 1, 195. Per. I, 3, 35), 1) not known: Lucr. 34. Lucr. 34 Lucr. 34 Meas. V, 392. Err. III, 2, 38. Ado IV, 1, 137. Mids. V, 15. Wint. IV, 4, 65. Wint. IV, 4, 65 H5 III, 7, 40. H6A IV, 5, 23. H6B III, 1, 64. Rom. I, 5, 141. Caes. III, 1, 113. V, 1, 33. Mcb. IV, 1, 69. Hml. V, 2, 356. Lr. V, 3, 153. Oth. II, 1, 195. III, 3, 204. Cymb. IV, 4, 43. V, 1, 27. Per. I, 3, 35. With “to:” Gent. III, 1, 61. Err. III, 1, 91. Merch. I, 1, 122. Shr. I, 2, 241. II, 93. All's I, 3, 14. Wint. IV, 2, 35. R3 II, 4, 48. Cor. I, 1, 58. III, 1, 329. Mcb. IV, 3, 126 “(I am yet u. to woman).” Hml. II, 2, 17. “we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an u. fear,” All's II, 3, 6 (an unknown object of fear, or the fear of something unknown).
2) that is not to be expressed or communicated: “that I have frequent been with u. minds,” Sonn. 117, 5 (such as I should be ashamed to mention). “for divers u. reasons, I beseech you, grant me this boon,” R3 I, 2, 218 (such as I must not tell).
Hence == inexpressible, incalculable, immense: it (love) “is the star to every wandering bark, whose worth's u., although his height be taken,” Sonn. 116, 8. “my affection hath an u. bottom, like the bay of Portugal,” As IV, 1, 212. “for all . . . the profound sea hides in u. fathoms,” Wint. IV, 4, 502.
3) Adverbially, u. to == without the knowledge of: “that he u. to me should be in debt,” Err. IV, 2, 48. “when as a lion's whelp shall to himself u. without seeking find,” Cymb. V, 4, 139. V, 5, 436. “who, even now, . . . u. to you, unsought, were clipped about with this most tender air,” V, 5, 436
Hence, adjectively in appearance, but in fact adverbially, before nouns, == meant, hinted at without one's knowledge; unconscious: “to the u. beloved,” Tw. II, 5, 101 (beloved without knowing it). “and apprehended here immediately the u. Ajax. Heavens, what a man is there! a very horse, that has he knows not what,” Troil. III, 3, 125 (hinted at unintentionally and unconsciously).
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