wain

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Etymology 1[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

An oil painting of a large steerable cart being drawn by two strong horses through a river.
An oil painting of a hay wain by John Constable

wain (plural wains)

  1. (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.
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wain (third-person singular simple present wains, present participle waining, simple past and past participle wained)

  1. Misspelling of wane.
    As the auto industry is waining away, the city is looking for something new. [1]

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wain

  1. rōmaji reading of ワイン

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From English wine.

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wain

  1. wine