wis

[ wis ]
/ wɪs /

verb (used with or without object) Archaic.

to know.

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Origin of wis

1500–10; by false analysis of iwis as I wis I know; see wit2

Definition for wis (2 of 2)

Wis.

or Wisc


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wis
/ (wɪs) /

verb

archaic to know or suppose (something)

Word Origin for wis

C17: a form derived from iwis, mistakenly interpreted as I wis I know, as if from Old English witan to know

British Dictionary definitions for wis (2 of 2)

Wis.

abbreviation for

Wisconsin
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