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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.1)). 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.

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Definitions of wand from WordNet

wand (n.)
a rod used by a magician or water diviner;
wand (n.)
a thin supple twig or rod;
stems bearing slender wands of flowers
wand (n.)
a ceremonial or emblematic staff;
Synonyms: scepter / sceptre / verge
wand (n.)
a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir;
Synonyms: baton
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