wanion

noun
wan·​ion | \ ˈwän-yən How to pronounce wanion (audio) \

Definition of wanion

archaic
: plague, vengeance used in the phrase with a wanion

First Known Use of wanion

1549, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wanion

from the obsolete phrase in the waniand unluckily, literally, in the waning (moon), from Middle English, from waniand, northern present participle of wanien, wanen to wane

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“Wanion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wanion. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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