wain

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See also: Wain and Wäin

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English wayn, from Old English wæġn, from Proto-West Germanic *wagn, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *woǵʰnos, from *weǵʰ- (to bring, transport).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Homophones: Wayne, wane

Noun[edit]

An oil painting of a large steerable cart being drawn by two strong horses through a river.
An oil painting of a hay wain by John Constable

wain (plural wains)

  1. (archaic or literary) A wagon; a four-wheeled cart for hauling loads, usually pulled by horses or oxen.
    "The Hay Wain" is a famous painting by John Constable.
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Verb[edit]

wain (third-person singular simple present wains, present participle waining, simple past and past participle wained)

  1. (rare, transitive) To carry.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

wain (third-person singular simple present wains, present participle waining, simple past and past participle wained)

  1. Misspelling of wane.
    • 2008, "From Mowtown to ‘Growtown’? Detroit’s urban farming catches the eye of the BBC", modelD:
      As the auto industry is waining away, the city is looking for something new. [1]

Etymology 3[edit]

From wee one.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwiː(ə)n/, /ˈweɪ(ə)n/, [weːn]

Noun[edit]

wain (plural wains)

  1. Alternative form of wean
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Chuukese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English wine.

Noun[edit]

wain

  1. wine

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

wain

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ワイン

Lubuagan Kalinga[edit]

Noun[edit]

wain

  1. brook; creek; stream

Marshallese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English wine, from Middle English wyn, win, from Old English wīn, from Proto-West Germanic *wīn, from Latin vīnum, from Proto-Italic *wīnom, from Proto-Indo-European *wóyh₁nom.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [wɑːinʲ], (enunciated) [wɑ inʲ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /wæɰjinʲ/
  • Bender phonemes: {wahyin}

Noun[edit]

wain

  1. wine

References[edit]

Medebur[edit]

Noun[edit]

wain

  1. woman

Further reading[edit]

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

wain

  1. Alternative form of wayn (wagon)

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English wine.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wain

  1. wine

Descendants[edit]

  • Rotokas: uain

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wain

  1. Soft mutation of gwain.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gwain wain ngwain unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.