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See also: wende and Wende

Old English[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *wandijaz (turning, directed), from Proto-Germanic *wandijaną (to twist, turn), causative of Proto-Germanic *windaną (to turn), from Proto-Indo-European *wendh- (to turn, wind, weave). Akin to Old English wendan (to turn, proceed, go), Old English windan (to wind)




  1. suffix meaning tending toward, promoting, or exemplified by; -able
    hālwende "healing, heathful, salutary"
    lāþwende "hateful, hostile"
    lēofwende "kind, loving, gracious, agreeable"
    lufwende "lovable, pleasant"
    miswende "erring, misbehaving"
    hātwende "hot, burning"