winnan

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winnan

  1. Romanization of 𐍅𐌹𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *winnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wen- ‎(to strive, wish, desire, love). Cognate with Old Saxon winnan (Low German winnen), Dutch winnen, Old High German winnan, Old Norse vinna (Swedish and Icelandic vinna, Norwegian vinne), Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽 ‎(winnan). Outside Germanic, cognate to Albanian vuj ‎(to suffer, endure) through Indo-European.

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winnan

  1. to struggle, suffer, contend
    • A ic wite wonn minra wræcsiþa. I always suffered the torment of my exile-journeys. (‘The Wife's Lament’)
    • Eart þu se Beowulf se þe wið Brecan wunne? Are you the Beowulf that contested with Breca? (Beowulf l. 506)

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *winnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wen- ‎(to strive, wish, desire, love). Compare Old English winnan, Dutch winnen, Old High German winnan, Old Norse vinna, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽 ‎(winnan).

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winnan

  1. to fight for

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