Wanse meaning

(intransitive, UK dialectal, Scotland) To wane; waste, waste away; pine; wither.
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Origin of wanse

  • From Middle English wansen (“to decrease, diminish”), from Old English wansian (“to diminish”), from Proto-Germanic *wansōną, *wanisōną (“to lessen”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)wAn-, *wān- (“empty”). Cognate with Old Norse vansa (“to do too little”), Old Norse vansi (“lack, want”). More at wane.

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