She said it was like weening a child what never learned to eat yet.
And then he, weening to be strong enough, would have mounted.
And then Sir Phelot lashed at him eagerly, weening to have slain him.
Another moment and she was weening out her sorrow and anxiety on his shoulder.
She passed the sacred fane, and there beheld crowds entering in; but fast she sped away, weening they went to Odin's cursed rites.
Old English wenan "to think," from Proto-Germanic *woenijanan (cf. Old Saxon wanian, Old Norse væna, Old Frisian wena, Old High German wanen, German wähnen, Gothic wenjan "to expect, suppose, think"), from *woeniz "expectation," from PIE root *wen- "to wish, desire, strive for" (see Venus). Archaic since 17c.