Wiln meaning

(obsolete) To wish; desire.
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(obsolete) To receive willingly; consent or submit to; accept.
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(obsolete) To resolve; determine.
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(intransitive, obsolete) To have a desire; long (f); yearn or seek (after).
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Origin of wiln

  • From Middle English wilnen, wilnien, from Old English wilnian (“to wish, long for, desire, will, beg for, supplicate, entreat, petition for, tend towards”), from Proto-Germanic *welnōną (“to desire”), from Proto-Germanic *wiljô (“wish, desire”), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (“to wish, choose”). Cognate with Icelandic vilna (“to hope, promote”), Old English willa (“mind, will, determination, purpose, desire, wish, request, joy, delight, pleasure”). More at will.

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