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wynn

División en sílabas: wynn
(also wyn)

Definición de wynn en inglés:

sustantivo

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

Origen

Old English, literally 'joy'; so named because it is the first letter of this word. Compare with thorn (sense 3) and ash2 (sense 2).

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