See also: Wand

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wand, wond, from Old Norse vǫndr (switch, twig)[1], from Proto-Germanic *wanduz (rod), from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ- (to turn, twist, wind, braid). Cognate with Icelandic vendi (wand), Danish vånd (wand, switch), German Wand (septum), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃 (wandus, rod).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: wŏnd, IPA(key): /wɒnd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒnd

NounEdit

wand (plural wands)

  1. A hand-held narrow rod, usually used for pointing or instructing, or as a traditional emblem of authority.
  2. (by extension) An instrument shaped like a wand, such as a curling wand.
  3. A magic wand.
  4. A stick, branch, or stalk, especially of willow.
  5. A card of a particular suit of the minor arcana in tarot, the wands.

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VerbEdit

wand (third-person singular simple present wands, present participle wanding, simple past and past participle wanded)

  1. (transitive) To scan (e.g. a passenger at an airport) with a metal detector.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch want, from Proto-Germanic *wanduz (wickerwork; barrier, fence). Cognate with German Wand.

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NounEdit

wand m (plural wanden, diminutive wandje n)

  1. wall
  2. face (as in mountain face)

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: wand

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

wand

  1. first/third-person singular preterite of winden

Old EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wanduz (mole), from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ- (to turn, twist, wind, braid).

NounEdit

wand f

  1. mole (animal)
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Etymology 2Edit

From windan.

VerbEdit

wand

  1. first/third-person singular preterite of windan