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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch wān, from Proto-Germanic *wēniz.

NounEdit

wâen m

  1. hope, expectation
  2. opinion, feeling, hunch (without evidence)
  3. suspicion
  4. doubt

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • waen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • waen (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929