wesand
Weasand Wea"sand, n. [OE. wesand, AS. w[=a]send; akin to OFries. w[=a]sende, w[=a]sande; cf. OHG. weisunt.] The windpipe; -- called also, formerly, {wesil}. [Formerly, written also, {wesand}, and {wezand}.] [1913 Webster]

Cut his weasand with thy knife. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Wesand — We sand, n. See {Weasand}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wesand — variant of weasand * * * wesand /wēˈzənd/ noun (Spenser) same as ↑weasand * * * wesand(e, a(u)nt etc., obs. ff. weasand …   Useful english dictionary

  • wesand — see wesend …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • wesande — wesand(e, a(u)nt etc., obs. ff. weasand …   Useful english dictionary

  • Weasand — Wea sand, n. [OE. wesand, AS. w[=a]send; akin to OFries. w[=a]sende, w[=a]sande; cf. OHG. weisunt.] The windpipe; called also, formerly, {wesil}. [Formerly, written also, {wesand}, and {wezand}.] [1913 Webster] Cut his weasand with thy knife.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wesil — Weasand Wea sand, n. [OE. wesand, AS. w[=a]send; akin to OFries. w[=a]sende, w[=a]sande; cf. OHG. weisunt.] The windpipe; called also, formerly, {wesil}. [Formerly, written also, {wesand}, and {wezand}.] [1913 Webster] Cut his weasand with thy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wezand — Weasand Wea sand, n. [OE. wesand, AS. w[=a]send; akin to OFries. w[=a]sende, w[=a]sande; cf. OHG. weisunt.] The windpipe; called also, formerly, {wesil}. [Formerly, written also, {wesand}, and {wezand}.] [1913 Webster] Cut his weasand with thy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weasand — noun Etymology: Middle English wesand, from Old English *wǣsend gullet; akin to Old English wāsend gullet, Old High German weisunt windpipe Date: before 12th century throat, gullet; also trachea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • weasand — /wee zeuhnd/, n. Archaic. 1. throat. 2. esophagus; gullet. 3. trachea; windpipe. [bef. 1000; ME wesand, OE waesend, var. of wasend gullet; c. OFris wasande windpipe] * * * …   Universalium

  • bison — [14] Bison appears to be of Germanic origin, from a stem *wisand or *wisund . This became Old English wesand, which did not survive; and it was acquired again in the 19th century as wisent, borrowed from German wisent, applied to the ‘aurochs’,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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