Meaning of WEN in English

~ 1

■ noun

1》 a boil or other swelling or growth on the skin, especially a sebaceous cyst.

2》 archaic a very large or overcrowded city.


OE ~(n) , of unknown origin; cf. Low Ger. wehne 'tumour, wart'.


~ 2

(also wyn )

■ noun a runic letter, used in Old and Middle English, later replaced by w .


OE, lit. 'joy'; so named because it is the first letter of this word.

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