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  1. of or relating to the Wends or their language; Sorbian.
  1. Sorbian(def 2).

Origin of Wendish

1605–15; < German wendisch, equivalent to Wende Wend + -isch -ish1
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Historical Examples

  • That is the vestal hearth of the Wendish house, without which there would be no home.

    Odd Bits of History

    Henry W. Wolff

  • The Mint Union of the Wendish states continued until the beginning of the seventeenth century, when it expired unperceived.

  • It has four Evangelical churches, among them a Wendish one, and a handsome new town-hall with a library.

  • It dropped me at Loebau, where there is a church in which service is performed in the Wendish tongue.

  • The Wendish and the Bohemian ballad have the incident of fraternal vengeance, though otherwise less like the German.

British Dictionary definitions for wendish


  1. of or relating to the Wends
  1. the West Slavonic language of the WendsSee also Sorbian
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