wanion
noun Etymology: from the obsolete phrase in the waniand unluckily, literally, in the waning (moon), from Middle English, from waniand, northern present participle of wanien, wanen to wane Date: 1549 archaic plague, vengeance — used in the phrase with a wanion

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  • Wanion — Wan ion, n. [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}.] A word of uncertain signification, used only in the phrase with a wanion, apparently equivalent to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wanion — [wän′yən] n. [altered < ME waneand, N dial. prp. of wanien, to WANE: sense < notion of the waning of the moon as unlucky time] Archaic bad luck; curse; plague: used in with (or in) a wanion …   English World dictionary

  • wanion — ˈwänyən noun ( s) Etymology: from the obsolete phrase in the waniand unluckily, literally, in the waning (moon), from Middle English, from waniand, northern present participle of wanien to wane archaic …   Useful english dictionary

  • wanion — /won yeuhn/, n. Archaic. curse; vengeance. [1540 50; alter. of waniand, ME: prp. of wanien to WANE (see ING2), from the phrase in the waniand (mone) in the time of the waning (moon), i.e., in an unlucky hour] * * * …   Universalium

  • wanion — noun a) the wane of the moon b) curse …   Wiktionary

  • wanion — ill luck; misfortune Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • wanion — wan·ion …   English syllables

  • guignon — (ghi gnon) s. m. Mauvaise chance, principalement au jeu. •   C est, malheureuse, toi qui me portes guignon, RÉGNIER Sat. XI. •   Mais certes jamais un guignon N arrive sans son compagnon, SCARRON Virg. II. •   Ne croyez point, ma fille, que… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • wannion — same as ↑wanion * * * wannion see wanion …   Useful english dictionary

  • Waniand — Wan i*and, n. [See {Wanion}.] The wane of the moon. [Obs.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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