ywis

[ ih-wis ]
/ ɪˈwɪs /

adverb Archaic.

Definition for ywis (2 of 2)

iwis

or y·wis

[ ih-wis ]
/ ɪˈwɪs /

adverb Obsolete.

Origin of iwis

before 900; Middle English, adv. use of neuter of Old English gewiss (adj.) certain; cognate with Dutch gewis, German gewiss certain, certainly; akin to wit2; see y-
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British Dictionary definitions for ywis (1 of 2)

ywis

/ (ɪˈwɪs) /

adverb

a variant spelling of iwis

British Dictionary definitions for ywis (2 of 2)

iwis

ywis

/ (ɪˈwɪs) /

adverb

an archaic word for certainly

Word Origin for iwis

C12: from Old English gewiss certain
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