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wend

[wend] /wɛnd/
verb (used with object), wended or (Archaic) went; wending.
1.
to pursue or direct (one's way).
verb (used without object), wended or (Archaic) went; wending.
2.
to proceed or go.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English wenden, Old English wendan; cognate with Dutch, German wenden, Gothic wandjan, causative of -windan to wind2
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British Dictionary definitions for wending

wend

/wɛnd/
verb
1.
to direct (one's course or way); travel wend one's way home
Word Origin
Old English wendan; related to Old High German wenten, Gothic wandjan; see wind²

Wend

/wɛnd/
noun
1.
(esp in medieval European history) a Sorb; a member of the Slavonic people who inhabited the area between the Rivers Saale and Oder in the early Middle Ages and were conquered by Germanic invaders by the 12th century See also Lusatia
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Word Origin and History for wending
wend
"to proceed on," O.E. wendan "to turn, go," from P.Gmc. *wandijanan (cf. O.S. wendian, O.N. venda, O.Fris. wenda, Du. wenden, Ger. wenden, Goth. wandjan "to turn"), causative of O.E. windan "to turn, twist" (see wind (v.)), from base *wand-, *wend- "turn." Surviving only in to wend one's way, and in hijacked past tense form went.
Wend
member of a Slavic people of eastern Germany, 1614 (implied in Wendish), from Ger. Wende, from O.H.G. Winida, related to O.E. Winedas "Wends," ult. from Celt. *vindo- "white."
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