Ween meaning

wēn
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To think; suppose.
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(archaic) To think; suppose; imagine.
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(obsolete) Doubt; conjecture.
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(archaic) To suppose, imagine; to think, believe.
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(dated) To expect, hope or wish.
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Origin of ween

  • Middle English wenen from Old English wēnan wen-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English wene, from Old English wÄ“n, wÄ“na (“hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wÄ“niz, *wÄ“nÇ­ (“hope, expectation"), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win"). Cognate with German Wahn (“illusion, false hope").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English wenen, from Old English wÄ“nan, from Proto-Germanic *wÄ“nijanÄ…. Cognate with Dutch wanen, German wähnen.

    From Wiktionary