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- n. The wane of the Moon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The wane of the moon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Waning; specifically, the waning of the moon, regarded as implying ill luck.
From Middle English waniand, wanyand, wenyande, apparently a noun usage of Middle English waniand ("waning", present participle), from Old English waniende ("waning", present participle), from Old English wanian ("to wane"), equivalent to wane + -and. (Wiktionary)