wunian

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wunjaną. Cognate with Old Frisian wunia, Old Saxon wunon (Dutch wonen), Old High German wonēn (German wohnen), Old Norse una.

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wunian

  1. to reside, to dwell
    Ðu geond holt wunast: you shall live in the woods. (Cædmon's Metrical Paraphrase)
  2. to stay or remain
    Lucia on ðære ylcan stowe wunode ðe heo ofslagen wæs: Lucia still lay in the same place she was struck down. (Ælfric's Lives of Saints)
  3. to live in, to inhabit
  4. to be used or accustomed to something
    Hafuc sceal on glofe wilde gewunian: the wild hawk must grow used to the glove. (Maxims II)

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