ween

[ ween ]
/ win /

verb (used with or without object) Archaic.

to think; suppose.
to expect, hope, or intend.

Origin of ween

before 900; Middle English wenen, Old English wēnan to expect; cognate with German wähnen to imagine, Old Norse væna, Gothic wēnjan to hope, expect

Related forms

un·weened, adjective

Can be confused

wean ween
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ween

/ (wiːn) /

verb

archaic to think or imagine (something)

Word Origin for ween

Old English wēnan; related to Old Saxon wānian, Gothic wēnjan, German wähnen to assume wrongly
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