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ween

 (wēn)
tr.v. weened, ween·ing, weens Archaic
To think; suppose.

[Middle English wenen, from Old English wēnan; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

ween

(wiːn)
vb
archaic to think or imagine (something)
[Old English wēnan; related to Old Saxon wānian, Gothic wēnjan, German wähnen to assume wrongly]

ween

(win)

v.t., v.i. Archaic.
1. to think; suppose.
2. to expect, hope, or intend.
[before 900; Middle English wenen, Old English wēnan to expect, hope, c. Old Saxon wānian, Old High German wānen, Old Norse væna, Gothic wenjan]

ween


Past participle: weened
Gerund: weening

Imperative
ween
ween
Present
I ween
you ween
he/she/it weens
we ween
you ween
they ween
Preterite
I weened
you weened
he/she/it weened
we weened
you weened
they weened
Present Continuous
I am weening
you are weening
he/she/it is weening
we are weening
you are weening
they are weening
Present Perfect
I have weened
you have weened
he/she/it has weened
we have weened
you have weened
they have weened
Past Continuous
I was weening
you were weening
he/she/it was weening
we were weening
you were weening
they were weening
Past Perfect
I had weened
you had weened
he/she/it had weened
we had weened
you had weened
they had weened
Future
I will ween
you will ween
he/she/it will ween
we will ween
you will ween
they will ween
Future Perfect
I will have weened
you will have weened
he/she/it will have weened
we will have weened
you will have weened
they will have weened
Future Continuous
I will be weening
you will be weening
he/she/it will be weening
we will be weening
you will be weening
they will be weening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been weening
you have been weening
he/she/it has been weening
we have been weening
you have been weening
they have been weening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been weening
you will have been weening
he/she/it will have been weening
we will have been weening
you will have been weening
they will have been weening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been weening
you had been weening
he/she/it had been weening
we had been weening
you had been weening
they had been weening
Conditional
I would ween
you would ween
he/she/it would ween
we would ween
you would ween
they would ween
Past Conditional
I would have weened
you would have weened
he/she/it would have weened
we would have weened
you would have weened
they would have weened
Translations
References in classic literature ?
In life but few of them would have helped the whale, I ween, if peradventure he had needed it; but upon the banquet of his funeral they most piously do pounce.
La, sweet your worship, one may lightly answer that, I ween.
See what tidings that horn tells us of to announce, I ween, some hership* and robbery which has been done
But never yet to Heaven it sent, I ween, From its hard bosom purer souls than these, Or braver bodies on its surface bore.
Sit down your own people, and the Achaeans will send some other champion to fight Hector; fearless and fond of battle though he be, I ween his knees will bend gladly under him if he comes out alive from the hurly-burly of this fight.
It is now time, I ween, to christen our bonny babe, is it not so, merry boys?
But I ween this war fire is hot, fierce and poisonous; therefore have I on me shield and byrnie.
In this way your corn-ears will bow to the ground with fullness if the Olympian himself gives a good result at the last, and you will sweep the cobwebs from your bins and you will be glad, I ween, as you take of your garnered substance.
Of right choice food are his meals, I ween, In his cell so lone and cold.
n Aantal gedigte is wel boeiend weens die diepgaande gevoelservarings en/of vertwyfelinge wat dit verwoord ("Vondelinge", "Kort verhaal", "Jogebed", "Genote", "Psigiatrie", "Nagelate gebed", en derglike).
Hy het as narkotiseur seker van die moeilikste krisisse denkbaar moes hanteer, soos toe die suurstoftoevoerpype na die Boyle-masjien aan die brand geraak en vlam gevat het weens 'n kortsluiting in die nabygelee elektriese bedrading.
Sy kom met haar lewe daarvan af, maar die moontlikheid bestaan dat sy weens 'n skietwond in haar rug die res van haar lewe in 'n rolstoel sal slyt.