Complete Definition of "wen"

see|wÄn|wén|wÄn|wèn
English

Pronunciation
AHD|wÄn, IPA|/wÉn/, SAMPA|/wEn/
rhymes|Én

Homophones
when (in accents with the wine-whine merger)

Etymology 1
Old English wenn

Noun
en-noun

  1. a cyst on the skin

#*1973: Creeps, foreigners with tinted, oily skin, wens, sties, cysts, wheezes, bad teeth, limps, staring orâworseâwith Strange Faraway Smiles. â Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Translations)

mid
Korean: í¹ (hog, hok)

Etymology 2
Old English wynn

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. a runic letter later replaced by w

Category:English concrete nouns
Category:English homophones


Dutch

Verb form
wen

  1. First person singular present tense of wennen.

German

Pronunciation
IPA|[veËn]

Pronoun
wen

  1. interrogative|lang=de accusative of wer, whowhom|(m) (direct object).

Category:German interrogative pronoun forms


Mandarin

Pinyin syllable
wen

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, wÄn, wén, wÄn, or wèn.

Usage notes
English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Category:Mandarin pinyin


Old English
Etymology
From Germanic Latinx|*wÇ£niz, from Indo-European *wen- âloveâ. Cogante with Old Frisian #Old Frisian|wen, Old Saxon wan, Old High German wan|wÄn (German Wahn âdelusionâ), Old Norse ván, Gothic ðð´ð½ð.

Pronunciation
IPA|/weËn/

Noun
Latinx|wÄn f

  1. hope, belief
  2. expectation, likelihood

Declension
oe-noun|wÄn|wÄna, -e|wÄn, -e|wÄna, -e|wÄne|wÄna|wÄne|wÄnum

Descendants
English: ween

de:wen
fr:wen
io:wen
li:wen
hu:wen
ja:wen
pl:wen
ru:wen
tl:wen
te:wen
vi:wen
zh:wen

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