Definition of wynn in English:

wynn

(also wyn)

noun

  • A runic letter, used in Old and Middle English, later replaced by w.

    • ‘The modern English wine comes from Old English wn, pronounced like modern ‘wean’: that indeed was how Chaucer pronounced his wyn, but Shakespeare's pronunciation was closer to our own.’

Origin

Old English, literally ‘joy’; so named because it is the first letter of this word. Compare with thorn (sense 3) and ash (sense 2).

Pronunciation

wynn

/win/