Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old English wynsum, from Proto-West Germanic *wunnjusam (joyful); equivalent to wynne (happiness) +‎ -some.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwinsum/, /ˈwunsum/

AdjectiveEdit

wynsom (plural and weak singular wynsome)

  1. beautiful; appealing to the senses
  2. pleasing; having good manners

DescendantsEdit

  • English: winsome
  • Scots: wunsome, winsome

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