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Wendish

[wen-dish] /ˈwɛn dɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Wends or their language; Sorbian.
noun
2.
Sorbian (def 2).
Origin of Wendish
1605-1615
1605-15; < German wendisch, equivalent to Wende Wend + -isch -ish1
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  • That is the vestal hearth of the Wendish house, without which there would be no home.

    Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff
  • The Mint Union of the Wendish states continued until the beginning of the seventeenth century, when it expired unperceived.

  • The village homesteads line the common or street on either side, standing gable outwards, as every Wendish house ought to stand.

    Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff
  • Wendish traditions and Wendish speech are still very rife in those parts.

    Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff
  • What a Wendish village would in winter time be without those social spinning meetings it is difficult to imagine.

    Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff
  • The Wendish and the Bohemian ballad have the incident of fraternal vengeance, though otherwise less like the German.

  • In a Wendish village, to have made a faux pas deprives a young fellow and girl alike of their character for life.

    Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff
  • "Dirty Wendish pigs," they said (which was their favourite malediction, though they themselves were Wend of the Wends).

    Joan of the Sword Hand S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
  • And as it lends itself capitally to sociability and mirth, the Wendish maidens take to it with peculiar zest.

    Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff
  • In Wendish A, when the bell first knolls, the bride asks, Where is the bridegroom?

British Dictionary definitions for Wendish

Wendish

/ˈwɛndɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Wends
noun
2.
the West Slavonic language of the Wends See also Sorbian
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