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- n. Joy; delight; pleasure.
- adj. Enjoyable; delightful.
From Middle English, from Old English wynn ("joy, delight, pleasure"), from Proto-Germanic *wunjō (“joy, desire”), from Proto-Indo-European *wun-, *wenǝ- (“to wish, desire, love”). Cognate with Scots win, wind ("pleasure, joy"), German Wonne ("bliss, joy, delight"), Danish ynde ("grace"). See also winly, winsome. (Wiktionary)