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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English wenian.

Verb

Infinitive
to wean

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to wean (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cease giving milk to an offspring.
    The cow has weaned her calf.
  2. (intransitive) To cease to depend on the mother for nourishment.
    The kittens are finally weaning.
  3. (intransitive) To cease to depend.
    She is weaning from her addiction to tobacco.

Translations

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Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /wæ:ɑn/

Noun

wēan

  1. Plural form of wēa.

Scots

Etymology

From wee + ane.

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
wean

Plural
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  1. child

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