Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See won.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To dwell; to abide.
  • noun obsolete Dwelling; habitation; abode.
  • noun obsolete Custom; habit; wont; use; usage.

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  • noun obsolete, poetic A house, home, habitation.
  • noun poetic A dwelling.
  • verb dialectal To live, reside, stay.
  • noun custom, habit, practise
  • noun use, usage

Etymologies

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Southern variant of wane ("dwelling"), probably from Old Norse ván.

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From Middle English wonen ("to abide, dwell"), from Old English wunian ("to dwell, be accustomed to"), from Proto-Germanic *wunanan, *wunēnan, *wunajanan (“to love, wish”), from Proto-Indo-European *wenə- (“to wish, love”). Cognate with Dutch wonen ("to dwell"), German wohnen ("to live, dwell"). Related to wont, wean.

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From Middle English wone ("custom, habit"), from Old English wuna ("custom, habit, practise, ritual"), from Proto-Germanic *wunô (“practise”), from Proto-Germanic *wun- (“to wish, love”), from Proto-Indo-European *wenə- (“to wish, love”).

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    October 12, 2016