“Ken definition is - the range of perception, understanding, or knowledge. Other 16th-century writers used ken to mean "range of vision" ("Out of ken we were ere the Countesse came from the feast." — Thomas Nashe) or "sight" ("'Tis double death to drown in ken of shore." — Shakespeare).” Merriam Webster
“Ken definition, knowledge, understanding, or cognizance; mental perception: an idea beyond one's ken.” dictionary.com
“Acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition:
Knowledge of many things.
familiarity or conversance, as with a particular subject or branch of learning:
A knowledge of accounting was necessary for the job.
acquaintance or familiarity gained by sight, experience, or report:
A knowledge of human nature.
the fact or state of knowing; the perception of fact or truth; clear and certain mental apprehension.
awareness, as of a fact or circumstance:
He had knowledge of her good fortune.
“Creating, involving, using, or disseminating special knowledge or information.” thesaurus.co,
“Knowledge, understanding, or cognizance; mental perception:
An idea beyond one's ken. Range of sight or vision.
verb (used with object), kenned or kent, ken·ning.
Chiefly Scot. To know, have knowledge of or about, or be acquainted with (a person or thing)
To understand or perceive (an idea or situation).
Scots Law. To acknowledge as heir; recognize by a judicial act.
Archaic. to see; descry; recognize.
verb (used without object), kenned or kent, ken·ning.
“British Dialect. To have knowledge of something. To understand.“ Dictionary.com
Kenner is the name of one of my classmates at Meadville/Lombard Seminary where our program doubled with the University of Chicago Div School Master’s Degree. He always asked why, always wanted to know an idea beyond one’s ken. He did not become a minister but instead sold wine to connoisseurs.