from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To wish; to desire.


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  • Þ {a} t þei will {e} ȝyme, [11] wilne þ {o} u also; 304

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Also in the City of London, that is to me so dear and sweet, in which I was forth grown, and more kindly love have I to that place, than any other in yerth, as every kindely creature hath full appetite to that place of his kindly ingendure, and to wilne rest and peace in that stede to abide, thilke peace should thus there have been broken, which of all wise men is commended and desired.

    The Lives of the Most Famous English Poets


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