1) To admit to be real or true; recognize the existence, truth, or fact of.
A blend of M.E aknow "admit or show one's knowledge" (from O.E. oncnawan "understand") and M.E. knowlechen "to admit."
Âdânidan, from âdân, from prefix â- + dân present stem of dânestan, → know; cf. Sogd. âzân, azân "to acknowledge, to confess," from prefixed zân, variant of dân.
1, 2) šenâxt (#); 2) dânestgân
1) Acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation.
M.E. cnawlece, from O.E. cnawan, cf. O.H.G. bi-chnaan, ir-chnaan "to know;" cognate with Pers. šenâxt, as below.
1) Šenâxt, past stem of šenâxtan, šenâsidan
"to know, discern, distinguish, be acquainted with;"
Mid.Pers. šnâxtan, šnâs- "to know, recognize," dânestan "to know;"
O.Pers./Av. xšnā- "to know, learn, come to know, recognize;"
cf. Skt. jñā- "to recognize, know,"
jānāti "he knows;" Gk. gignoskein "to know, think, judge;"
L. gnoscere, noscere "to come to know" (Fr. connaître;
O.E. cnawan; E. know; Rus. znat "to know;"
PIE base *gno- "to know."