wain [wān]
[ME < OE wægn, wheeled vehicle, akin to Du & Ger wagen < PGmc * wagna- < IE * woĝhno- < base * weĝh-, to move > L vehere, to carry] [Old Poet.] a wagon or cart
a wagon or cart
the Wain

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