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Old Saxon[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *wunjō, from Indo-European *wen-, *wenə- ‘strive for, wish, desire’. Cognate with Old English wynn, Old High German wunna (German Wonne). Related to Old Saxon wini, wennian. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin venus, Celtic *wenja- (Old Irish fine, Welsh gwen) and Albanian uri (hunger, desire) arch. 'uni'.


wunnia f

  1. joy, delight
  2. the runic character