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ywis

[ih-wis]
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adverb Archaic.
  1. iwis.
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iwis

or y·wis

[ih-wis]
adverb Obsolete.
  1. certainly.
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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

ywis

adverb
  1. a variant spelling of iwis
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iwis

ywis

adverb
  1. an archaic word for certainly
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Word Origin

C12: from Old English gewiss certain
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