wyte

[wahyt]Chiefly Scot.
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verb, wyt·ed, wyt·ing, noun


Nearby words

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

wite

1

or wyte

[wahyt]

noun

(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

1
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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