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Yes. The word wen is a Scrabble US word. The word wen is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word wen is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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3 letters words from 'wen'

NEW 6WEN 6

2 letters words from 'wen'

EN 2EW 5
NE 2WE 5

All 3 letters words made out of wen

wen ewn wne nwe enw new

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word wen. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in wen.

Definitions and meaning of wen

wen

Pronunciation

  • enPR: wĕn, IPA(key): /wɛn/
  • Rhymes: -ɛn
  • Homophone: when (in accents with the wine-whine merger)

Etymology 1

From Middle English wen, wenne, from Old English wenn, wænn (wen), from Proto-Germanic *wanjaz. Cognate with Dutch wen (goiter), Low German Ween (wen), dialectal German Wenne (wen), Danish van, væne.

Noun

wen (plural wens)

  1. A cyst on the skin.
    • 1854, Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Walden:
      When I have met an immigrant tottering under a bundle which contained his all--looking like an enormous wen which had grown out of the nape of his neck--I have pitied him, not because that was his all, but because he had all that to carry.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
      Creeps, foreigners with tinted, oily skin, wens, sties, cysts, wheezes, bad teeth, limps, staring or—worse—with Strange Faraway Smiles.
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 4:
      I am debating whether to risk scratching the right side of my jaw, where there is a wen.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Old English wynn.

Noun

wen (plural wens)

  1. a runic letter later replaced by w

Etymology 3

Eye dialect spelling of when.

Adverb

wen (not comparable)

  1. (eye dialect) Alternative spelling of when

Conjunction

wen

  1. (eye dialect) Alternative spelling of when

Pronoun

wen

  1. (eye dialect) Alternative spelling of when

Noun

wen (uncountable)

  1. (eye dialect) Alternative spelling of when

Anagrams

  • New, new, new-

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch winnen, from Middle Dutch winnen, from Old Dutch winnan, from Proto-Germanic *winnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (to strive, desire, wish, love).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɛn/

Verb

wen (present wen, present participle wennende, past participle gewen)

  1. to win

Belizean Creole

Conjunction

wen

  1. when

References

  • Crosbie, Paul, ed. (2007), Kriol-Inglish Dikshineri: English-Kriol Dictionary. Belize City: Belize Kriol Project, p. 371.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋɛn/
  • Hyphenation: wen
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *hwannē. Cognate with English when, German wann.

Adverb

wen

  1. (archaic) when
    En ik dacht aan den geur harer bloesems, aan het huiveren harer takken, aan den zang harer vogelen; en ik vroeg mij: wen rieken wij die? (V. Someren, 1822)
    And I thought about the scent of her blossoms, at the shuddering of her branches, at the songs of her birds, and I asked myself: when do we smell these?

Conjunction

wen

  1. (archaic) when
    Daar heb ik wen de vogels vlogen, heimelik in elk nest geschouwd! (L. De Mont, 1880)
    There have I, when the birds flew, looked privily in each nest!

Etymology 2

Verb

wen

  1. first-person singular present indicative of wennen
  2. imperative of wennen

Elfdalian

Etymology

From Old Norse hvern.

Pronoun

wen

  1. what

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [veːn]
  • Rhymes: -eːn

Pronoun

wen

  1. (interrogative) accusative of wer: whom (direct object).
    Wen hast du gefragt?
    Whom did you ask?

Further reading

  • wen in Duden online

Gothic

Romanization

wēn

  1. Romanization of 𐍅𐌴𐌽

Ilocano

Particle

wen

  1. yes

Japanese

Romanization

wen

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ゑん

Mandarin

Romanization

wen

  1. Nonstandard spelling of wēn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of wén.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of wěn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of wèn.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English

Etymology 1

Noun

wen

  1. Alternative form of wayn (wagon)

Etymology 2

Noun

wen (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of wynne (happiness)

Etymology 3

Verb

wen

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of winnen (to win)

Old English

Alternative forms

  • ƿēnwynn spelling

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *wēniz, from Proto-Indo-European *wenh₁- (love). Cognate with Old Frisian wen, Old Saxon wan, Old High German wān (German Wahn (delusion)), Old Norse ván, Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌽𐍃 (wēns).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /weːn/

Noun

wēn f

  1. hope, belief
  2. expectation, likelihood

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: wene, wen
    • English: ween
    • Scots: wen, wene

Welsh

Adjective

wen

  1. Soft mutation of gwen (white (feminine)).

Mutation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • (dialect) womb.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)