The Wikipedia articles that I gave you explain that: ~ Wends seem to derive their name from Wendland ~ The name of Wendland seems to be connected to the Vandals
The dictionary.com site claims that "wend" is derived from the German Wende -> Middle High German Winde/Wende -> Old High German Winid. And they direct you to check up the meaning of "wen" in Indo-European Roots.
Or, to put it shortly, bluntly and rather rudely, because I am stuck at work at 6:40 pm -- I pointed you to what I know, but I am not going to do your research for you!
Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.
This message was edited by the author on May 5, 2005 at 6:58:16 PM