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A runic letter, used in Old and Middle English, later replaced by w.→ wen
- ‘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.’
Old English, literally joy; so named because it is the first letter of this word. Compare with thorn and ash.
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