verb (used with or without object) Archaic.
Origin of ween
Examples from the Web for weened
Contemporary Examples of 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
March 4, 2014
Historical Examples of weened
You would have weened that day that there were none but rich folk in Nuremberg.Margery [Gred], Complete
Who would have weened that, thou that hast been to me so dear?Britain in the Middle Ages
Florence L. Bowman
He weened that Ruediger knowing / had warned what lay for them in store.
They weened that he had conquered / in trial by his proper might.
She weened to save the hero, / yet wrought she nothing save his bane.
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.