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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English winne, wenne, wunne, from Old English wynn (joy, pleasure), from Proto-Germanic *wunjō, from Proto-Indo-European *wn-yeH₂, from *wenh₁- (desire, wish, love).

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NounEdit

wynn (plural wynns)

  1. A letter of the Old English alphabet, borrowed from the futhark and used to represent the sound of w; replaced in Middle English times by the digraph uu, which later developed into the letter w.

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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

wynn (plural wynns)

  1. A kind of timber truck, or carriage.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for wynn in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


DemoticEdit

EtymologyEdit

A metathesized borrowing from the plural Aramaic 𐡉𐡅𐡍𐡉𐡍(*Yawnayīn), itself from Ancient Greek Ἰᾱ́ϝων (Iā́wōn, Ionian) — compare the later Ancient Greek Ῐ̓ᾱ́ων (Iā́ōn), Ἴων (Íōn).

NounEdit

wynn m

  1. Greek (person)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Erichsen, Wolja (1954) Demotisches Glossar, Copenhagen: Ejnar Munksgaard, page 80
  • Černý, Jaroslav (1976) Coptic Etymological Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 213
  • Brugsch, F. Chabas and Eug. Revillout (1911) Revue Égyptologique publiée sous la direction de MM. Vol. XIII, page 107, Paris

Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wunjō, from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (to strive for, wish, desire). Cognate with Old Saxon wunnia, Old High German wunna (German Wonne). Related to Old English wine (friend), wenian (to accustom, wean). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin Venus, Old Irish fine, Welsh gwen) and Albanian uri (hunger, desire) arch. 'uni'.

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wynn f

  1. joy, delight
  2. the runic character
  3. the letter wynn: Ƿ, ƿ (/w/).

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  • Middle English: wunne, winne