wan-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English wan-, from Old English wan-, from Proto-Germanic *wanaz (lacking, missing, deficient), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁weh₂- (to be lacking, be empty).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

wan-

  1. (no longer productive except in Scotland) Preceding nouns and adjectives with the sense ‘bad, un-
    Examples: wanhope, wanrest, wanton

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch wan-, from Old Dutch *wan-, from Proto-Germanic *wana-, a prefixing form of *wanaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ʋɑn/

Prefix[edit]

wan-

  1. Preceding nouns, verbs and adjectives with the sense ‘bad, un-’.

Derived terms[edit]

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wanaz (lacking), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁weh₂- (to be lacking, be empty).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

wan-

  1. Forming nouns and adjectives with the sense privation or negation, ‘lacking, without; un-, wan-’.

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wanaz (lacking), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁weh₂- (to be lacking, be empty).

Prefix[edit]

wan-

  1. Forming nouns and adjectives with the sense privation or negation, ‘lacking, without; un-, wan-’.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English wan-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

wan-

  1. Preceding nouns and adjectives with the sense ‘bad, un-
    Examples: wanhope, wanrest