I ween, he heard from her naught else than no, that she nevermore would wed a man.
Brave banqueting I ween to-night for all that goodly company.
He giveth such royal gifts, the knight must ween, forsooth, that I have sent for death.
And she that longs to see, I ween, is as desirous to be seen.
As great fools, I ween, as the Mayor of Coventry, whose foolish rhymes do keep running in my head.
The fiery scenes of the forum did not ween him from his family.
Death, I ween, had conspired against them, wherefore many of the warriors perished through the guests.
That day I write of, little did I ween what her end would be.
No timepiece marked the hour, but it was about midnight, I ween, when death set the spirit of that youthful negro free.
And after this, I ween, you will behold my skill in stratagem.
Old English wenan "to think," from Proto-Germanic *woenijanan (cf. Old Saxon wanian, Old Norse væna, Old Frisian wena, Old High German wanen, German wähnen, Gothic wenjan "to expect, suppose, think"), from *woeniz "expectation," from PIE root *wen- "to wish, desire, strive for" (see Venus). Archaic since 17c.