wynn

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old English ƿynn (joy, pleasure), from Common Germanic *wunjō, from Proto-Indo-European *wn-yeH₂, derived from *wen- ("desire").

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Wynn

wynn (plural wynns)

  1. a letter of the Old English alphabet, borrowed from the futhark and used to represent the sound of w; replaced in Middle English times by the digraph uu, which later developed into the letter w.
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wynn (plural wynns)

  1. A kind of timber truck, or carriage.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wunjō, from Indo-European *wen-, *wenə- ‘strive for, wish, desire’. Cognate with Old Saxon wunnia, Old High German wunna (German Wonne). Related to Old English wine, wenian. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin venus, Celtic *wenja- (Old Irish fine, Welsh gwen) and Albanian uri (hunger, desire) arch. 'uni'.

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wynn f

  1. joy, delight
  2. the runic character
  3. the letter wynn: Ƿ, ƿ (/w/).