wanian

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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wainōną (to cry, weep). Cognate with Old High German weinōn (to weep).

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wānian

  1. to complain, bewail, lament, bemoan
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wanōną, *wanāną (to lessen).

Verb[edit]

wanian

  1. (transitive) to diminish, lessen, curtail, injure, impair, take from; infringe, annul
  2. (intransitive) to diminish, dwindle, decline, fade, decay; wane
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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wēnijaną.

Verb[edit]

wānian

  1. to believe
  2. to imagine
  3. to hope

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