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Wanion

wanion

A word of uncertain signification, used only in the phrase with a wanion, apparently equivalent to with a vengeance, with a plague, or with misfortune.

Origin: Probably for OE. Waniand waning, p. Pr. Of wanien; hence, used of the waning of the moon, supposed to be an unlucky time. See Wane.


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