wenian

\wenian1 wv/t2 to accustom, habituate, inure, train; entertain, treat; ge\wenian tame; break off, wean from; \wenian mid wynnum treat kindly; \wenian tó wiste to feast, entertain

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  • Wean — Wean, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weaning}.] [OE. wenen, AS. wenian, wennan, to accustom; akin to D. wennen, G. gew[ o]hnen, OHG. giwennan, Icel. venja, Sw. v[ a]nja, Dan. v[ae]nne, Icel. vanr accustomed, wont; cf. AS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weaned — Wean Wean, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weaning}.] [OE. wenen, AS. wenian, wennan, to accustom; akin to D. wennen, G. gew[ o]hnen, OHG. giwennan, Icel. venja, Sw. v[ a]nja, Dan. v[ae]nne, Icel. vanr accustomed, wont; cf. AS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weaning — Wean Wean, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weaning}.] [OE. wenen, AS. wenian, wennan, to accustom; akin to D. wennen, G. gew[ o]hnen, OHG. giwennan, Icel. venja, Sw. v[ a]nja, Dan. v[ae]nne, Icel. vanr accustomed, wont; cf. AS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overweening — (adj.) mid 14c., from prp. of overwenen be conceited, presume, be presumptuous, be over confident, from O.E. ofer wenian, from ofer over (see OVER (Cf. over)) + wenian (see WEEN (Cf. ween)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • wean — wean1 [wēn] vt. [ME wenen < OE wenian, to accustom, train, with sense of awenian, to wean < a (< af , away) + wenian < IE base * wen , to desire, attain, be satisfied > L venus, love] 1. to cause (a child or young animal) to become …   English World dictionary

  • wean — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English wenen, from Old English wenian to accustom, wean; akin to Old English wunian to be used to more at wont Date: before 12th century 1. to accustom (as a young child or animal) to take food otherwise than by …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gewöhnen — Gewöhnen, verb. reg. act. welches das thätige Zeitwort des vorigen Neutrius ist, gewohnen machen, d.i. Fertigkeit zu Empfindungen oder Handlungen einer Art ohne Bewußtseyn der Bestimmungsgründe hervor bringen. Die Pferde an den Wagen, einen… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • wen- — I. wen 1 To desire, strive for. Derivatives include win, wont, wish, venerate, venereal, venom, and venison. 1. Suffixed form *wen w . win, from …   Universalium

  • wean — weanedness /wee nid nis, weend /, n. /ween/, v.t. 1. to accustom (a child or young animal) to food other than its mother s milk; cause to lose the need to suckle or turn to the mother for food. 2. to withdraw (a person, the affections, one s… …   Universalium

  • wean — To implement weaning. [A.S. wenian] * * * wean wēn vt 1) to accustom (as a child) to take food otherwise than by nursing 2) to detach usu. gradually from a cause of dependence or form of treatment * * * (wēn) to discontinue the breast… …   Medical dictionary

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