wendan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wandijaną, originally ‘to make something twist or wind’, a causative form of *windaną ‎(to wreathe, twist) (whence windan). Cognate with Old Frisian wenda, Old Saxon wendian, Old Dutch wenden (Dutch wenden), Old High German wentan (German wenden), Old Norse venda (Danish vende, Swedish vända), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 ‎(wandjan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wendan

  1. (transitive) to turn or change position
  2. to change direction (of)
  3. (transitive & intransitive) to change or alter
  4. (intransitive) to go or depart
  5. to take place or happen

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