wenen etymology

Middle English word wenen comes from Proto-Indo-European *wā-, Proto-Indo-Iranian *wen-, and later Proto-Germanic *wēniz (Belief. Hope, expectation.)

Detailed word origin of wenen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wā- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wen- Proto-Indo-Iranian (iir-pro)
*wēniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Belief. Hope, expectation.
*wun- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wēnijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To believe, to imagine. To hope, to expect.
*wanjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To accustom, to make used to.
wǣnan Old English (ang)
wēnan Old English (ang)
wenan Old English (ang) To expect, suspect, hope. To think, believe, imagine.
wenian Old English (ang) (transitive) to accustom.
wenen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as wenen

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