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Occurring or existing without being known; unknown: a crisis unbeknown to us.
[un- + obsolete beknown, known (from Middle English beknowen, past participle of beknowen, to get to know, from Old English becnāwan : be-, be- + cnāwan, to know; see know).]
(foll by: to) without the knowledge (of a person): unbeknown to him she had left the country.
rare (usually foll by: to) not known (to)
[C17: from the archaic beknown known; see be-, know]
unknown; without one's knowledge (usu. fol. by to).
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|Adj.||1.||unbeknown - (usually used with `to') occurring or existing without the knowledge of; "a crisis unbeknown to me"; "she had been ill for months, unbeknownst to the family"|
unknown - not known; "an unknown amount"; "an unknown island"; "an unknown writer"; "an unknown source"
|Adv.||1.||unbeknown - without someone's knowledge; "unbeknownst to me, she made all the arrangements"|
unbeknown[ˌʌnbɪˈnəʊn] unbeknownst [ˌʌnbɪˈnəʊnst] ADJ unbeknown to me → sin yo saberlo
unbeknown[ˌʌnbɪˈnəʊn] unbeknownst [ˌʌnbɪˈnəʊnst] adv (old) unbeknown to → all'insaputa di
unbeknown to me → a mia insaputa