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English

Etymology

Old English wæġn, from Proto-Germanic *wagna-, from Proto-Indo-European *wegʰ-. Cognate with Danish/Norwegian vogn, Dutch wagen, German Wagen, Swedish vagn. Compare wagon.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
wain

Plural
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  1. (archaic or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A wagon; A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads, usually pulled by horses or oxen.
    "The Hay Wain" is a famous painting by John Constable.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A chariot used by the gods and goddesses or a symbolic cart used in rituals and shrines in Heathenry.
    Behind the Mother's wain we must travel. (Thunorwine)

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Japanese

Noun

wain (hiragana わいん)

  1. ワイン: wine

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