-wende

See also: wende and Wende

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wandijaz(turning, directed), from Proto-Germanic *wandijaną(to twist, turn), causative of Proto-Germanic *windaną(to turn), from Proto-Indo-European *wendh-(to turn, wind, weave). Akin to Old English wendan(to turn, proceed, go), Old English windan(to wind)

SuffixEdit

-wende

  1. suffix meaning tending toward, promoting, or exemplified by; -able
    hālwende "healing, heathful, salutary"
    lāþwende "hateful, hostile"
    lēofwende "kind, loving, gracious, agreeable"
    lufwende "lovable, pleasant"
    miswende "erring, misbehaving"
    hātwende "hot, burning"