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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English woning, wuning, wunnunge, from Old English wunung (act of dwelling, living, dwelling, habitation, inner room of a dwelling), equivalent to wone +‎ -ing. Cognate with Scots wonnyng, wonyng, wonyn (habitation, dwelling, shelter), Dutch woning (dwelling, house), German Wohnung (dwelling, apartment), Swedish våning (floor, apartment, flat).


woning (plural wonings)

  1. (archaic) A place to live; a dwelling; a dwelling-place; an abode.
    • 1852, James A. Sharp, A new gazetteer:
      Near it is a timbered house; an old inn close to the bridge is thought to be the "woning" of "Elynor Humming," the famous ale wife, whose "tunning" is celebrated by Hen. VII.'s poet laureate, Skelton.
    • 1995, Walter Hilton, The Goad of Love:
      [...] of Christ's blood and ordained as a place and a woning for the Holy Ghost, and as of Christ able and possible for to come to endless bliss.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From wone (to dwell).



  1. present participle of wone





woning f (plural woningen, diminutive woninkje n)

  1. flat, apartment
  2. house, abode, dwelling

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