Peens vs Weens - What's the difference?

peens | weens |

As a noun peens

is .

As a verb weens is





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  • (ween)

  • ween


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) wene, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Doubt; conjecture.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) wenen, from (etyl) .


  • (label) To suppose, imagine; to think, believe.
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  • *:And ryght as Arthur was on horsbak / ther cam a damoisel from Morgan le fey and broughte vnto syr Arthur a swerd lyke vnto Excalibur // and sayd vnto Arthur Morgan le fey sendeth here your swerd for grete loue / and he thanked her / & wende it had ben so / but she was fals / for the swerd and the scaubard was counterfeet & brutyll and fals
  • *1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. (Bible) , (w) VIII:
  • *:Then sayde Peter unto hym: Perissh thou and thy money togedder. For thou wenest that the gyfte of god maye be obteyned with money?
  • (label) To expect, hope or wish.
  • Quotations
    *1481 , Author unknown (pseudonym Sir (John Mandeville)), The travels of Sir John Mandeville : *:And when they will fight they will shock them together in a plump; that if there be 20000 men, men shall not ween that there be scant 10000. *1562 , (John Heywood), The proverbs, epigrams, and miscellanies of John Heywood : *:Wise men in old time would ween' themselves fools; Fools now in new time will ' ween themselves wise. *1677 , Thomas Mall, A cloud of witnesses : *:… for I ween he will no longer suffer him to abide among the adulterous and wicked Generation of this World. *1793 , (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), (Christabel) : *:But neither heat, nor frost, nor thunder, *:Shall wholly do away, I ween , *:The marks of that which once hath been. *1884 , , (Princess Ida) : *:Yet humble second shall be first, I ween *1974 , (Stanislaw Lem), (The Cyberiad) : *:Klapaucius too, I ween , Will turn the deepest green *:To hear such flawless verse from Trurl's machine.
    Derived terms
    * overweening

    Etymology 3


    (en verb)
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