wot

[ wot ]
/ wɒt /

verb Archaic.

first and third person singular present of wit2.

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

Definition for wot (2 of 2)

wit2
[ wit ]
/ wɪt /

verb (used with or without object), present singular 1st person wot, 2nd wost, 3rd wot, present plural wit or wite; past and past participle wist; present participle wit·ting.

Archaic. to know.

Origin of wit

2
before 900; Middle English witen, Old English witan; cognate with Dutch weten, German wissen, Old Norse vita, Gothic witan to know; akin to Latin vidēre, Greek ideîn to see, Sanskrit vidati (he) knows. See wot
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British Dictionary definitions for wot (1 of 3)

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

British Dictionary definitions for wot (2 of 3)

wit1
/ (wɪt) /

noun

See also wits

Word Origin for wit

Old English witt; related to Old Saxon giwitt, Old High German wizzi (German Witz), Old Norse vit, Gothic witi. See wit ²

British Dictionary definitions for wot (3 of 3)

wit2
/ (wɪt) /

verb

archaic to be or become aware of (something)

adverb

to wit that is to say; namely (used to introduce statements, as in legal documents)

Word Origin for wit

Old English witan; related to Old High German wizzan (German wissen), Old Norse vita, Latin vidēre to see
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Idioms and Phrases with wot

wit

see at one's wit's end; have one's wits about one; live by one's wits; scare out of one's wits; to wit.

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