Ween (?), v. i. [OE. wenen, AS. wnan, fr. wn hope, expectation, opinion; akin to D. waan, OFries. wn, OS. & OHG. wan, G. wahn delusion, Icel. van hope, expectation, Goth. wns, and D. wanen to fancy, G. wahnen, Icel. vana to hope, Goth. wnjan, and perhaps to E. winsome, wish.]
To think; to imagine; to fancy.
[Obs. or Poetic]
I have lost more than thou wenest.
For well I ween,
Never before in the bowers of light
Had the form of an earthly fay been seen.
J. R. Drake.
Though never a dream the roses sent
Of science or love's compliment,
I ween they smelt as sweet.
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