Zura with stern, forbidding brows, but laughing eyes, rebuked the wisher.
True, but not to the wisher, nor does the idea of it enter his mind.
And she said the spell that undid the secret of the Pot to the wisher.
Each wish was followed by a little laugh, as if the wisher was ashamed of showing even so minute an emotion.
Her wisher was so undeveloped that she could only wish for things available to people of moderate affluence.
Old English wyscan "to wish," from Proto-Germanic *wunskijanan (cf. Old Norse æskja, Danish ønske, Swedish önska, Middle Dutch wonscen, Dutch wensen, Old High German wunsken, German wunschen "to wish"), from PIE *wun-/*wen-/*won- "to strive after, wish, desire, be satisfied" (cf. Sanskrit vanati "he desires, loves, wins," Latin venus "love, sexual desire, loveliness," venerari "to worship;" see Venus). The noun is attested from c.1300. Wish fulfillment (1901) translates German wunscherfüllung (Freud, "Die Traumdeutung," 1900).