Definitions

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  • n. A dwelling.
  • v. To live, reside, stay.
  • n. A house, home, habitation.
  • n. custom, habit, practise
  • n. use, usage

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dwelling; habitation; abode.
  • n. Custom; habit; wont; use; usage.
  • intransitive v. To dwell; to abide.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See won.

Etymologies

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

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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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  • see wonen also

    October 12, 2016