from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Archaic To think; suppose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Doubt; conjecture.
- v. To suppose, imagine; to think, believe.
- v. To expect, hope or wish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To think; to imagine; to fancy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
- n. Doubt; conjecture.
No other had come superior to him, I ween, except Heracles, if for one year more he had tarried and been nurtured among the Aetolians.
And the gracious goddess, I ween, inclined her heart to pious sacrifices; and favourable signs appeared.
For of a surety, I ween, will Aeetes come with his host to bar our passage from the river into the sea.
Not for long, I ween, wilt thou escape the heavy wrath of Aeetes; but soon will he go even to the dwellings of Hellas to avenge the blood of his son, for intolerable are the deeds thou hast done.
Assuredly, if he had been here, no trial would there have been of fists, I ween, but when the king drew near to proclaim his rules, the club would have made him forget his pride and the rules to boot.
Oftentimes, I ween, does speech accomplish at need what prowess could hardly carry through, smoothing the path in manner befitting.
Even so, I ween, when Zeus has sent a measureless rain, new planted orchard-shoots droop to the ground, cut off by the root — the toil of gardening men; but heaviness of heart and deadly anguish come to the owner of the farm, who planted them; so at that time did bitter grief come upon the heart of King Aeetes.
In this way your corn-ears will bow to the ground with fullness if the Olympian himself gives a good result at the last, and you will sweep the cobwebs from your bins and you will be glad, I ween, as you take of your garnered substance.
I have told; yet very sweet and clean, as I had known; so that I ween she had stript oft in the lonesome night, and washt her garments in this or that hot spring of the sulphur waters and other matters.
It is bright and steady, glorious and good; nevermore, I ween, will warrior give so rich a gift.
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