to direct (one's course or way); travel: wend one's way home
[Old English wendan; related to Old High German wenten, Gothic wandjan; see wind²]
See also Lusatia (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
"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.
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."