From Middle English, from Old English wæġn, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *woǵʰnos, from *weǵʰ-. Cognate with West Frisian wein, Dutch wagen, German Wagen, Danish/Norwegian vogn, Swedish vagn. Compare the doublet wagon.
wain (plural wains)
- (archaic or literary) A wagon; A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads, usually pulled by horses or oxen.
- "The Hay Wain" is a famous painting by John Constable.
- For usage examples of this term, see the citations page.
- Common misspelling of wane.
- As the auto industry is waining away, the city is looking for something new. 
- Rōmaji reading of ワイン