From Proto-Germanic *wundrą, from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to wish for, desire, strive for, win, love”). Cognate with Old Frisian wunder, wonder (West Frisian wûnder, wonder), Old Saxon wundar (Low German wunder, wunner), Old Dutch wundar (Dutch wonder), Old High German wuntar (German Wunder), Old Norse undr (Danish under, Icelandic undur).
- miracle, wonder, marvel
- Hit wæs wundor þæt wē þā eorþbeofunge ġenǣson.
- It was a miracle that we survived the earthquake.
- Þæt wundor nis hū sēo weorold is, ac þæt hēo is.
- The wonder is not how the world is, but that it is.