ƿynn

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From Proto-Germanic *wunjō, from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (to strive for, wish, desire). Cognate with Old Saxon wunnia, Old High German wunna (German Wonne). Related to Old English ƿine (friend), ƿenian (to accustom, wean). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin Venus, Old Irish fine, Welsh gwen) and Albanian uri (hunger, desire) arch. 'uni'.

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ƿynn f

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

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