From Middle English windowe, windohe, windoge, from Old Norse vindauga, i.e. , equivalent to wind + eye. Cognate with Scots windae, winda, windock, Faroese vindeyga ("window"), Norwegian Nynorsk vindauga, Norwegian Bokmål vindu ("window"), Danish vindue ("window"), Swedish vindöga ("window"), Elfdalian windog and older German Windauge. The “windows” among early Germanic peoples were just unglazed holes (eyes) in the wall or roof that permitted wind to pass through . Superseded Middle English fenestre, fenester borrowed from Old French fenestre
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