wendan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wandijaną, originally ‘to make something twist or wind’, a causative form of *windaną (to wreathe, twist) (whence windan). Cognate with Old Frisian wenda, Old Saxon wendian, Old Dutch wenden (Dutch wenden), Old High German wentan (German wenden), Old Norse venda (Danish vende, Swedish vända), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (wandjan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wendan

  1. (transitive) to turn or change position
  2. to change direction (of)
  3. (transitive & intransitive) to change or alter
  4. (intransitive) to go or depart
  5. to take place or happen

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