þencan

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þankijaną. Cognate with Old Frisian thenka (West Frisian tinke), Old Saxon thenkian (Low German denken), Old Dutch thenken (Dutch denken), Old High German denken (German denken), Old Norse þekkja (Old Swedish þækkia, Icelandic þekkja), Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌲𐌺𐌾𐌰𐌽 (þagkjan). All ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *teng- (to think).

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þenċan

  1. to think
    Ne mage wē þenċan þæt wē seċġan ne magon.
    We cannot think what we cannot say.
    Betere is þæt man þenċe tō swīðe þanne tō lȳt.
    It's better to think too much than too little.

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