wancol

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wankulaz (unsteady, wavering), from Proto-Indo-European *wank-, *wak-, *wek-, *weg- (to be unsteady; crooked).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

wancol

  1. unstable, unsteady, uncertain, fickle, fluctuating, tottering, vacillating, weak
    Hió hit gecýþ self mid hire hwurfulnesse ðæt hió biþ swíþe wancol. — She makes herself known with her vacillations that she is very fickle.

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", wancol
  • 2010, J. Bosworth, An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.), wancol