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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wandijaną, originally ‘to make something twist or wind’, a causative form of *windaną (to wreathe, twist) (whence windan). Cognate with Old Frisian wenda, Old Saxon wendian, Old Dutch wenden (Dutch wenden), Old High German wenten (German wenden), Old Norse venda (Danish vende, Swedish vända), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (wandjan).

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wendan

  1. (West Saxon) (transitive) to turn or change position
  2. (West Saxon) to change direction (of)
  3. (West Saxon) (transitive & intransitive) to change or alter
  4. (West Saxon) (intransitive) to go or depart
  5. (West Saxon) to take place or happen

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