[wahyt]Chiefly Scot.

verb, wyt·ed, wyt·ing, noun

Nearby words

  1. wyomingite,
  2. wyrd,
  3. wysiwyg,
  4. wyszynski, stefan,
  5. wyszyński,
  6. wythe,
  7. wythe, george,
  8. wyvern,
  9. wywh,
  10. wöhler



or wyte



(in Anglo-Saxon law)
  1. a fine imposed by a king or lord on a subject who committed a serious crime.
  2. a fee demanded for granting a special privilege.
Chiefly Scot. responsibility for a crime, fault, or misfortune; blame.

verb (used with object), wit·ed, wit·ing.

Chiefly Scot. to blame for; declare guilty of.

Origin of wite

before 900; (noun) Middle English, Old English wīte penalty; cognate with Old High German wīzi, Old Norse vīti; (v.) Middle English witen, Old English wītan to blame

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