wen etymology

Middle English word wen comes from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wen-, Proto-Germanic *wan-, Proto-Indo-European *wā-, and later Old English wenn (Wen (cyst on the skin).)

Detailed word origin of wen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wen- Proto-Indo-Iranian (iir-pro)
*wan- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*wā- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wun- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wanjaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*wn-yeH₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
wenn Old English (ang) Wen (cyst on the skin).
*wunjō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the W-rune (ᚹ). Joy, delight, pleasure, lust.
wynn Old English (ang) Joy, delight. The letter wynn: Ƿ, ƿ (/w/).. The runic character ᚹ.
ƿynn Old English (ang) Joy, delight. The letter ƿynn: Ƿ, ƿ (/w/).. The runic character ᚹ.
winn Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as wen

Descendants of *wen-
Balduin an bin com in enflamen in in kene bowe inborȝ incomen infangthef infaren ingot inleden inner insiht inwork wenne winnelich winsum wondirful wont woonted wunder wunien
Descendants of *wan-
winn winne
Descendants of *wā-
Baldwin wandrien wene wenen wine winly winsom wonder wondrien wondrous wone wound wune wunliche wunsum