- sƿefn – wynn spelling
From Proto-Germanic *swefnaz (“sleep, dream”), from Proto-Indo-European *swépnos. Cognate with Old Saxon sweƀan, Old Norse svefn. The Indo-European root also led to Ancient Greek ὕπνος (húpnos), Latin somnus, Old Irish suan, Old Church Slavonic сънъ (sŭnŭ), Russian сон (son), Lithuanian sãpnas.
- Iċ nǣfre ne ġeman mīn swefnu.
- I never remember my dreams.
"To have a dream" was expressed with the verb mǣtan (“to dream”), not habban (“to have”): Ġiestranniht mē mǣtte swefn þæt iċ wǣre fram wulfe forswolgen ("Last night I had [lit. dreamed] a dream that I was devoured by a wolf").