narration (n.) early 15c., from O.Fr. narracion "account, statement, a relating, recounting, narrating, narrative tale," and directly from L. narrationem (nom. narratio) "a relating, narrative," noun of action from pp. stem of narrare "to tell, relate, recount, explain," lit. "to make acquainted with," from gnarus "knowing," from PIE suffixed zero-grade *gne-ro-, from root *gno- "to know" (see KNOW (Cf. know)).

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