Wends
Wends Wends, n. pl.; sing. {Wend}. (Ethnol.) A Slavic tribe which once occupied the northern and eastern parts of Germany, of which a small remnant exists. [1913 Webster]

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  • Wends — The term Wends ( de. Wenden, Winden, da. Vendere, sv. Vender) is used in Germanic languages for Slavs living near or within Germanic (later German) settlement areas after the migration period. Therefore, this term does not describe a homogeneous… …   Wikipedia

  • WENDS —    a horde of savage Slavs who, about the 6th century, invaded and took possession of vacant lands on the southern shores of the Baltic, and extended their inroads as far as Hamburg and the ocean, south also far over the Elbe in some quarters,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Wends — wend n. member of a Slavic people that resided in parts of northeastern Germany in medieval times (remnants of this people are known today as Sorbs) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wends — wend v. walk; make one s way …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Wends dialect — Infobox Language name=Wends nativename=madžarskih/prekmurskih slovenski narečje states=Slovenia, Hungary and emigrant groups in various countries speakers=70 thousand familycolor=Indo European fam2=Balto Slavic fam3=Slavic fam4=South Slavic… …   Wikipedia

  • King of the Wends — The title of King of the Wends denoted sovereignty or claims over once Slavic lands of southern coasts of the Baltic Sea, those otherwise called Mecklenburg, Holstein and Pomerania, and was from 12th century to 1972 used by Kings of Denmark and… …   Wikipedia

  • Wend — Wends Wends, n. pl.; sing. {Wend}. (Ethnol.) A Slavic tribe which once occupied the northern and eastern parts of Germany, of which a small remnant exists. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ostsiedlung — This article is about the medieval eastward migrations of Germans. For a general view, see History of German settlement in Eastern Europe. History of Germany …   Wikipedia

  • The Slavs —     The Slavs     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Slavs     I. NAME     A. Slavs     At present the customary name for all the Slavonic races is Slav. This name did not appear in history until a late period, but it has superseded all others. The… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • wend — /wend/, v., wended or (Archaic) went; wending. v.t. 1. to pursue or direct (one s way). v.i. 2. to proceed or go. [bef. 900; ME wenden, OE wendan; c. D, G wenden, Goth wandjan, causative of windan to WIND2] * * * Any member of a group of Slavic… …   Universalium

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