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ken (n.)  range of sight, view, visible distance
ken (v.) 1see, make out, espy
ken (v.) 2know, understand, be aware of
ken (v.) 3know, be acquainted with
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E3 III.i.65 [Mariner to King John] at the first far off when I did ken
2H6 III.ii.101 [Queen to King] As far as I could ken thy chalky cliffs
TNK IV.i.150 [Gaoler's Daughter to Second Friend] What kennest thou?