iwis

or y·wis

[ ih-wis ]
/ ɪˈwɪs /
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adverb Obsolete.


Nearby words

  1. ivy vine,
  2. iwaki,
  3. iwan,
  4. iwc,
  5. iwi,
  6. iwo,
  7. iwo jima,
  8. iww,
  9. ixelles,
  10. ixia

Origin of iwis

before 900; Middle English, adv. use of neuter of Old English gewiss (adj.) certain; cognate with Dutch gewis, German gewiss certain, certainly; akin to wit2; see y-

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Examples from the Web for iwis

  • He had seen blood enough spilt at the siege of Iwis, but this came upon him in all its horror unrelieved by the excitement of war.

    After London|Richard Jefferies


British Dictionary definitions for iwis

iwis

ywis

/ (ɪˈwɪs) /

adverb

an archaic word for certainly

Word Origin for iwis

C12: from Old English gewiss certain

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