ween


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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.
Not Ister nor all Phasis' flood, I ween, Could wash away the blood-stains from this house, The ills it shrouds or soon will bring to light, Ills wrought of malice, not unwittingly.
None, I ween, but ye Must pine, poor maids, in single barrenness.
The wedding-party was a merry one that left Plympton Church, I ween; but not so merry were the ones left behind.
"La, sweet your worship, one may lightly answer that, I ween. She will go with thee.
``See what tidings that horn tells us of to announce, I ween, some hership* and robbery which has been done
Thus, after the death of the King, "the realm stood in great jeopardy a long while, for every lord that was mighty of men made him strong, and many weened to have been King.
The company said Ween is stepping down to seek other opportunities.
"However, it is a problem that we do not have direct f lights bet ween Cambodia and Japan.
Gene Ween -- aka Aaron Freeman, one half of the duo known as Ween -- (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/aaron-freeman-closes-the-book-on-ween-20120529) broke the news via an interview posted Tuesday on (http://www.RollingStone.com) RollingStone.com that the band is saying "buenos tardes amigos" for good.
Brian Caisley, Ashington Central First School's business manager, said: "We were invited to take part in the project by WEEN and we jumped at the chance.
It is part of a project which involves WEEN developing enterprise skills in young people across Wansbeck, and equipping them with the tools they need to become confident adults.