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verb Archaic.

first and third person singular present tense of wit2.

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Origin of wot

Middle English woot,Old English wāt; cognate with German weiss,Old Norse veit,Gothic wait,Greek oîda, I have seen, I know, Sanskrit veda;see wit2
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wot
/ (wɒt) /

verb

archaic, or dialect (used with I, she, he, it, or a singular noun) a form of the present tense (indicative mood) of wit 2
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