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Win, Wyn(e, n.2 [ME and e.m.E. winne (c1175), win (Layamon), wyn(ne (both Manning), wyne (c1425), OE wyn(n.] Pleasure, joy. Chiefly, warldis, (wardlie) win, worldly pleasure, prosperity. Some examples may belong in Win n.1 1 with which there is some confusion. [OE worolde wynne.] — Wed ane worthie to wyfe, and weild hir with win; Rauf C. 925.
Syrus hyre fadir, of gret nobles, & Eucare callit hyre modir was, That mychty ware & of gret kyne, & mykil had of warldis wyne; Leg. S. xvi 56.
For ȝone hyr, for warldly wynis, Enhornis hyr with alkine thingis To be to men ma be plesande; Leg. S. xxxiv 83.
He … wox sa ful of warldis welth and win His hands he wish in ane siluer basin; Prestis of Peblis 209 (Ch.).
Pryde is bot honestie; And covetice of warldlie win Is bot wisdome; Lynd. Sat. 3535 (Ch.).

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