willian

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Old English[edit]

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From the noun willa.

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willian

  1. to will

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wel-. Compare Old English willan, Old Frisian willa, Old High German wellen, wollen, Old Norse vilja, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽 (wiljan).

Verb[edit]

willian

  1. to want
    an thiu thie sea an them landæ libbian uueldin - because they would be willing to live on the land (Genesis, verse 305)
    thoh hi thurh minnea godes manno huilicumu uuilleandi fargeƀe uuateres drinkan — though he would forgive that one of God's men drank water by love (Heliand, verse 1965)
    huuat uuilis thu is thanna, fro mîn, duoan — what do you want is then, my Lord, to act (Genesis, verse 300)

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