maunder [ˈmɔndər] v. i. also mander
1.) To grumble, mutter or growl. Obs.
2.) To move or act in a dreamy, idle, or inconsequent manner. Construed with along, away.
3.) To talk in the dreamy and foolish manner characteristic of dotage or imbecility; to ramble or wander in one's talk (O.E.D. 2nd Edition).
Etymology: Of obscure origin; perhaps imitative: with senses 2 and 3 cf. dander (v.).
"First, in the old days, when I was sick to death
with the horror of my life,
when I lusted to be driven into exile,
you refused that favorfor all my prayers.
But then, when I'd had my fill of rage at last
and living on in the old ancestral house seemed sweet...
then you were all for cutting, casting me away
these ties of blood you maunder on about
meant nothing to you then."
(Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles, Robert Fagles (trans.), 1979)