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kunna kann, kunna, kunnat v

1. to know, understand (þú kannt margt þat er eigi kunnu aðrir menn);
2. to know (by memory); ljóð ek þau kann, er kannat þjóðans kona, I know songs, such as no king's daughter knows;
3. to know a person; unni honum hverr maðr, er hann (acc) kunni, every man that knew him loved him ;
4. spec phrases ; k hóf at um et, k hóf sitt, to know the Proper mean, to behave with moderation ; uxarnir kunnu þó heim, the oxen found their way home; k enga mannraun to have no experience of men; k e-m þökk, aufusu, to be thankful, obliged to one;
5. k sik, to know oneself (sá er svinnr, er sik kann); to behave well (G kveðst mundu meiða hann, ef hann kynni sik eigi);
6. k, sér e-t to understand, have clear knowledge of (something as concerning oneself or touching one's own interest); k sér margt, to be skilled in many things; k fyrir sér = k sér; also ellipt know how to conduct oneself;
7. with dat to know; ek kan skapi Gunnhildar, I know Gunhild's temper;
8. k en es or um et, to blame a person for a thing (eigi hugða ek, at hann mætti mik pessa k) ; eigi er hann um þat at k, he is not to be blamed for it;
9. to be pleased or not with a thing; Eyjúlfr lézt því nafni mundu vel k, E said he should be well pleased with that name; (10) to be able, with infin; þú skalt eigi k frá tíðindum at segja, thou shalt not escape to tell the tale; (11) to chance, happen; hvar sem þik kann at at bera, wheresoever thou may happen to arrive

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