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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a group of Slavic peoples formerly inhabiting much of what is now eastern Germany and western Poland, especially the present-day Sorbs.
  • noun Any of various other non-Germanic peoples living in central Europe during late antiquity and the Middle Ages.

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  • noun a member of a Slavic people from the borders of Germany and Poland; a Sorb; a Kashub.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German Wende, from Middle High German Winde, Wende, from Old High German Winid; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

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