ween

verb
\ ˈwēn How to pronounce ween (audio) \
weened; weening; weens

Definition of ween

First Known Use of ween

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ween

Middle English wenen, from Old English wēnan; akin to Old Norse væna to hope and probably to Latin venus love, charm — more at win

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