- simple past tense and past participle of win
From Old English wunian. Cognate with Dutch wonen, German wohnen.
won (third-person singular simple present wons, present participle woning, simple past and past participle wond)
- (archaic or obsolete, regional) To live, remain.
- (archaic or obsolete, regional) To be accustomed to do something.
Borrowed from Korean 원 (圓, won), from Sinitic 圓／圆 (yuán, “circle” > “round coin”) referring to the piece of eight (compare yen and yuan).
won (plural won)
- The currency of Korea, worth 100 jun in North Korea and 100 jeon in South Korea.