See also: Wain and Wäin

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English wayn, from Old English wæġn, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *woǵʰnos, from *weǵʰ- (to bring, transport). Cognate with West Frisian wein, Dutch wagen, German Wagen, Danish vogn, Norwegian vogn, Swedish vagn. Doublet of wagon, a borrowing from Dutch.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

 
An oil painting of a hay wain by John Constable

wain (plural wains)

  1. (archaic or literary) A wagon; a four-wheeled cart for hauling loads, usually pulled by horses or oxen.
    "The Hay Wain" is a famous painting by John Constable.
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VerbEdit

wain (third-person singular simple present wains, present participle waining, simple past and past participle wained)

  1. (rare, transitive) To carry.

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

wain (third-person singular simple present wains, present participle waining, simple past and past participle wained)

  1. Misspelling of wane.
    As the auto industry is waining away, the city is looking for something new. [1]

Etymology 3Edit

From wee one.

NounEdit

wain (plural wains)

  1. (Derry) A collective word usually for children.

AnagramsEdit


ChuukeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English wine.

NounEdit

wain

  1. wine

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

wain

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ワイン

Lubuagan KalingaEdit

NounEdit

wain

  1. brook; creek; stream

MarshalleseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English wine, from Middle English wyn, win, from Old English wīn, from Proto-West Germanic *wīn, from Latin vīnum, from Proto-Italic *wīnom, from Proto-Indo-European *wóyh₁nom.

PronunciationEdit

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [wɑːinʲ], (enunciated) [wɑ inʲ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /wæɰjinʲ/
  • Bender phonemes: {wahyin}

NounEdit

wain

  1. wine

ReferencesEdit


MedeburEdit

NounEdit

wain

  1. woman

Further readingEdit

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

wain

  1. Alternative form of wayn (wagon)

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English wine.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

wain

  1. wine

DescendantsEdit

  • Rotokas: uain

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wain

  1. Soft mutation of gwain.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gwain wain ngwain unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.