Pronunciation Verb

vend (vends, present participle vending; past and past participle vended)

  1. to hawk or to peddle merchandise
  2. to sell wares through a vending machine
Related terms Translations Noun

vend (plural vends)

  1. The act of vending or selling; a sale.
  2. (UK, Australia, dated) The total sales of coal from a colliery.
Translations Noun

vend (plural vends)

  1. The letter Ꝩ/ꝩ, used in Old Norse, related to the rune wynn (ᚹ, whence also Latin-script Ƿ/ƿ) but with the bowl open at the top, like a y.
    • 1874, Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson, An Icelandic-English Dictionary, page 707:
      [...] a gramm. term, implying the use of the old letter 'vend' in spelling v-rungu, v-rangr, v-reiðr, see introduction to letter R; ...
    • 2005, Diana L. Paxson, Taking Up The Runes: A Complete Guide To Using Runes In Spells, Rituals, Divination, And Magic, Weiser Books (ISBN 9781609255077), page 88:
      In Old English, the meaning of wynn is the same. In Old Norse, the etymological equivalents of words beginning with w are spelled with a v, the letter named “vend” in the Icelandic alphabet.

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