ween

Ween \Ween\, v. i. [OE. wenen, AS. w?nan, fr. w?n hope, expectation, opinion; akin to D. waan, OFries. w?n, OS. & OHG. w[=a]n, G. wahn delusion, Icel. v[=a]n hope, expectation, Goth. w?ns, and D. wanen to fancy, G. w["a]hnen, Icel. v[=a]na to hope, Goth. w?njan, and perhaps to E. winsome, wish.] To think; to imagine; to fancy. [Obs. or Poetic] --Spenser. Milton. [1913 Webster] I have lost more than thou wenest. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] For well I ween, Never before in the bowers of light Had the form of an earthly fay been seen. --J. R. Drake. [1913 Webster] Though never a dream the roses sent Of science or love's compliment, I ween they smelt as sweet. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]