Origin of wainMiddle English from Old English wægn, wheeled vehicle, akin to Dutch and German wagen from Proto-Germanic an unverified form wagna- from Indo-European an unverified form wo?hno- from base an unverified form we?h-, to move from source Classical Latin vehere, to carry
Origin of wainMiddle English from Old English wǣn, wægn ; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English, from Old English wÃ¦Ä¡n, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *woÇµÊ°nos, from *weÇµÊ°-. Cognate with West Frisian wein, Dutch wagen, German Wagen, Danish/Norwegian vogn, Swedish vagn. Compare the doublet wagon.
(third-person singular simple present wains, present participle waining, simple past and past participle wained)
- Common misspelling of wane.
- As the auto industry is waining away, the city is looking for something new.