verb (used with or without object) Archaic.
- weeks, feast of,
- weems, mason locke,
- weep buckets
Origin of ween
Examples from the Web for weened
It satisfied the part of me that grew up and was weened on SNL.Michaela Watkins: Fired From ‘SNL’ To Hollywood’s Funniest Scene-Stealer|Kevin Fallon|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thou wouldst have weened it was a hammering wherewith each hair was hammered into his head, with such an uprising it rose.
She weened himself had done it, / and all unaided he, Nor wot she one far mightier / was thither come so secretly.
I weened in this court had been the best knights without treachery or treason.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)|Thomas Malory
Word Origin 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.