- simple past tense and past participle of win1.
[wuhn, woo n, wohn]
- to dwell; abide; stay.
Origin of won2
before 900; Middle English wonen, Old English wunian; cognate with German wohnen; see wont
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- the past tense of win 1
- the standard monetary unit of North Korea, divided into 100 chon
- the standard monetary unit of South Korea, divided into 100 chon
Also called: hwan
- (intr) archaic to live or dwell
Old English wunian to become accustomed to; related to win 1
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Word Origin and History for wons
past tense and past participle of win, from Old English gewinnen, past participle of winnan.
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