winnan

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winnan

  1. Romanization of 𐍅𐌹𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *winnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (to strive, wish, desire, love). Cognate with Old Saxon winnan (Low German winnen), Dutch winnen, Old High German winnan, Old Norse vinna (Swedish and Icelandic vinna, Norwegian vinne), Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽 (winnan). Outside Germanic, cognate to Albanian vuj (to suffer, endure) through Indo-European.

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winnan

  1. to struggle, suffer, contend
    • A ic wite wonn minra wræcsiþa. I always suffered the torment of my exile-journeys. (‘The Wife's Lament’)
    • Eart þu se Beowulf se þe wið Brecan wunne? Are you the Beowulf that contested with Breca? (Beowulf l. 506)

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *winnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (to strive, wish, desire, love). Compare Old English winnan, Dutch winnen, Old High German winnan, Old Norse vinna, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽 (winnan).

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winnan

  1. to fight for

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