wand

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English wand, wond, from Old Norse vǫndr (switch, twig)[1], from Proto-Germanic *wanduz (rod), from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ- (to turn, twist, wind, braid). Cognate with Icelandic vendi (wand), Danish vånd (wand, switch), German Wand (septum), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃 (wandus, rod).

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Noun[edit]

wand (plural wands)

  1. A stick or staff.
  2. (by extension) An instrument shaped like a stick or staff such as a curling wand.
  3. a magic wand.
  4. A branch or stalk, especially of willow.
  5. A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.

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Verb[edit]

wand (third-person singular simple present wands, present participle wanding, simple past and past participle wanded)

  1. (transitive) To scan (e.g. a passenger at an airport) with a metal detector.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Etymology in Onlyne Etymology Dictionary

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Dutch[edit]

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wand m (plural wanden, diminutive wandje n)

  1. wall
  2. face (as in mountain face)

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German[edit]

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wand

  1. First-person singular preterite of winden.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of winden.

Old English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wanduz (mole), from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ- (to turn, twist, wind, braid).

Noun[edit]

wand f

  1. mole (animal)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From windan.

Verb[edit]

wand

  1. first-person singular preterite form of windan
  2. third-person singular preterite form of windan