- IPA: /ˈwiːzənd/
- The oesophagus; the windpipe; the trachea.
- The throat in general.
From Middle English wesand, wesande, from Old English wǣsend, wāsend ( “weasand, windpipe, gullet” ), from Proto-Germanic *waisundiz ( “windpipe, gullet” ), from Proto-Indo-European *weys- ( “to flow, run” ). Cognate with Old Frisian wāsende, wāsande ( “weasand” ), Middle High German weisant ( “windpipe” ), Bavarian Waisel, Wasel, Wasling ( “the gullet of ruminating animals” ) .
Definition of weasand by GCIDE Dictionary
- Weasand n. [OE. wesand, AS. wāsend; akin to OFries. wāsende, wāsande; cf. OHG. weisunt.] The windpipe; -- called also, formerly, wesil. [Formerly, written also, wesand, and wezand.]
Cut his weasand with thy knife. Shak.