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Cnut

[kuh-noot, -nyoot] /kəˈnut, -ˈnyut/
noun
1.

Canute

or Cnut, Knut

[kuh-noot, -nyoot] /kəˈnut, -ˈnyut/
noun
1.
a.d. 994?–1035, Danish king of England 1017–35; of Denmark 1018–35; and of Norway 1028–35.
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  • She had struggled successfully for her rights against the Danish King, Cnut.

    Medival London William Benham
  • Knott is sometimes for Cnut, or Canute, which generally becomes Nutt.

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley
  • And if Cnut is victor you will need Godwine, maybe, to speak for you.

    King Olaf's Kinsman Charles Whistler
  • Cnut found him fainting on the mountain and brought him here in his arms.

    Elsket Thomas Nelson Page
  • Nothing is said about Cnut bringing over ships of very great size.

    South London Sir Walter Besant
  • It was not that he was young and taller than Cnut, and fair.

    Elsket Thomas Nelson Page
  • The Englishman was strong and active, taller and heavier than Cnut.

    Elsket Thomas Nelson Page
  • My heart was wrung for Cnut, for I loved him, and he wept like a child.

    Elsket Thomas Nelson Page
  • For every day Olaf looked for some sign that should bid him go back and take his own land from Cnut's hand.

    King Olaf's Kinsman Charles Whistler
  • And Cnut at first refused, and then suddenly looked him full in his face, and said, 'Yes.'

    Elsket Thomas Nelson Page
British Dictionary definitions for Cnut

Cnut

/kəˈnjuːt/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Canute

Canute

/kəˈnjuːt/
noun
1.
died 1035, Danish king of England (1016–35), Denmark (1018–35), and Norway (1028–35). He defeated Edmund II of England (1016), but divided the kingdom with him until Edmund's death. An able ruler, he invaded Scotland (1027) and drove Olaf II from Norway (1028)
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