Wyn \Wyn\, Wynn \Wynn\, n. Also Wen \Wen\ [AS. w[=e]n.] One of the runes (?) adopted into the Anglo-Saxon, or Old English, alphabet. It had the value of modern English w, and was replaced from about a. d. 1280 at first by uu, later by w.
Word Netwen n : a common cyst of the skin; filled with fatty matter (sebum) that is secreted by a sebaceous gland that has been blocked [syn: sebaceous cyst, pilar cyst, steatocystoma]
Moby Thesaurusbenign tumor, birthmark, blackhead, bleb, blemish, blister, boil, bulla, bump, bunion, callosity, callus, cancer, carbuncle, carcinoma, check, cicatrix, comedo, corn, crack, crater, craze, cyst, defacement, defect, deformation, deformity, dilatation, dilation, disfiguration, disfigurement, distension, distortion, edema, excrescence, fault, flaw, freckle, fungosity, fungus, furuncle, growth, hemangioma, hickey, intumescence, keloid, kink, lentigo, lump, malignant growth, metastatic tumor, milium, mole, morbid growth, needle scar, neoplasm, nevus, nonmalignant tumor, outgrowth, pimple, pit, pock, pockmark, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, proud flesh, pustule, rift, rising, sarcoma, scab, scar, scratch, sebaceous cyst, split, strawberry mark, sty, swell, swelling, swollenness, track, tumefaction, tumescence, tumidity, tumor, turgescence, turgescency, turgidity, twist, verruca, vesicle, wale, warp, wart, weal, welt, whitehead
- , /wɛn/, /wEn/
Etymology 1Old English wenn
a cyst on the skin
- Finnish: rakkula, rakko, kysta
- Korean: 혹 (hog, hok)
- Russian: жировик
Etymology 2Old English wynn
- a runic letter later replaced by w
- First person singular present tense of wennen.
Usage notesEnglish transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.
EtymologyFrom Germanic , from Indo-European *wen- ‘love’. Cogante with Old Frisian wen, Old Saxon wan, Old High German wān (German Wahn ‘delusion’), Old Norse ván, Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌽𐍃.
- English: ween
The term Wen may refer to:
- Wen family, a major family in the history of Hong Kong
- King Wen of Zhou, a Zhou Dynasty Chinese ruler.
- Emperor Wen of Han China, a Han Dynasty Chinese ruler.
- Emperor Wen of Liu Song, a Liu Song Dynasty Chinese ruler.
- Wen Tianxiang
- Wen Zhengming
- Wen Jiabao, current Chinese Premier
- Wen Zhenheng (1585-1645 AD), Ming dynasty painter, scholar
- Chinese cash (currency), wén (文) in Chinese, a currency of imperial China
- Sorbian languages, also known as Wendish languages
- Wendy's, stock symbol
- Sebaceous cyst, a type of benign cyst resulting from obstruction of a sebaceous gland duct
- The Great Wen, a nickname for London, England
- Wynn from the old English alphabet
- Jing Wen, A young smart boy in Malaysia
wen in German: WEN
wen in French: WEN
wen in Italian: WEN
wen in Kölsch: WEN (Watt ėßß datt?)
wen in Sicilian: WEN