- n. 魔杖；棒；权杖；嫩枝；识别笔（等于wand reader）
- vt. 用扫描笔在…上扫描条形码
- n. (Wand)人名；(英、德)万德
1. wind => wand.
2. from Proto-Germanic *wend- "to turn," see wind (v.)).
3. The notion is of a bending, flexible stick.
- wand:  A wand is etymologically a ‘bendable’ stick. The word was borrowed from Old Norse vöndr ‘thin straight stick’. This in turn went back to a prehistoric Germanic *wanduz, which was derived from *wand-, *wend- ‘turn’ (source also of English wander, went, etc). A stick that can be ‘turned’ is one that can be ‘bent’, hence a ‘flexible stick’. The earliest record of the word’s use for a ‘stick with magic powers’ comes from the 15th century.
=> wander, went
- wand (n.)
- c. 1200, from Old Norse vondr "rod, switch" (cognate with Gothic wandus "rod," Middle Swedish vander), from Proto-Germanic *wend- "to turn," see wind (v.)). The notion is of a bending, flexible stick. Compare cognate Old Norse veggr, Old English wag "wall," Old Saxon, Dutch wand, Old High German want, German Wand "wall," originally "wickerwork for making walls," or "wall made of wattle-work" (an insight into early Germanic domestic architecture). Magic wand is attested from c. 1400 and shows the etymological sense of "suppleness" already had been lost.
- 1. People can't expect him to wave a magic wand.
- 2. You can't simply wave a wand and get rid of nuclear weapons.
- 3. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make everything all right again.
- 4. The fairy waved her wand and the table disappeared.
- 5. The conjurer waved his magic wand.
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