verb (used with or without object) Archaic.
Origin of ween
Examples from the Web for ween
Wherefore I make unto you a remembrance, that ye shall not ween from henceforth that ye be the best knight of the world.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)|Thomas Malory
How may I then ween that I love, or hold myself better, on account of that which any man may do?The Form of Perfect Living and Other Prose Treatises|Richard Rolle of Hampole
I ween the end will prove this brawl did first arise Upon no other ground but only Diccon's lies.Chat.Gammer Gurton's Needle|Mr. S. Mr. of Art
Many things have I suffered, and more, I ween, remains for me in store; for I am a man of many woes.Stories from the Odyssey|H. L. Havell
Well did I ween from experience, that the maiden's troubles were the most insufferable to be borne!The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)|James Hogg
British Dictionary definitions for ween
Word Origin for ween
Word Origin and History for ween
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.