verkennen etymology

Dutch word verkennen comes from Dutch kennen, Dutch ver-

Detailed word origin of verkennen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
kennen Dutch (nld) (auxiliary, colloquial, dialectal). (transitive) to know (a person, a thing), be acquainted with.
ver- Dutch (nld) A prefix found as part of surnames, found mainly in the southern Netherlands and in Belgium. To do or to become what the stem (following this prefix) refers to. To move or change in the manner specified by the stem. Used to indicate that the action (referred to by the stem) has a negative connotation (for the direct object of the stem).
verkennen Dutch (nld) To explore.

Words with the same origin as verkennen

Descendants of kennen
bekend bekendheid bekendmaken kenbaar kennis ontkenning verkenning
Descendants of ver-
veranderen verandering verband verbergen verdacht verhalen verhuizen verjaardag verklaren verklaring verkoop verlaten verliefd verloofde vermoorden veroorzaken verpesten verplaatsen verraden verslag verstoppen vertrekken vertrouwen verwachten verwijderen