menian

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *mainijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *mein-, *moin- (intention, opinion). Germanic cognates include Old Frisian mēna ‘signify’, Old English mǣnan, Dutch menen ‘intend, make known’, Old High German meinen (German meinen ‘have an opinion’). The Indo-European root is also the source of Old Irish mían ‘wish, desire’, Old Church Slavonic мӗнити (Polish mienić ‘signify, believe’).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mēnian

  1. to mean, to intend (to do something)
  2. to mean, to intend (something for a specific purpose)
  3. to mean, to signify
  4. to think, to have an opinion

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