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wit

  • noun [ neuter ]
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Grammar
wit, witt, es; n.
Wright's OE grammar
§459; §462;
right mind, wits
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  • Wóde hé gehǽlde, and on witte gebróhte,

      Homl. Skt. i. 15, 7.
wit, intelligence, understanding
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  • Ðæs ðú scealt werhðo dreógan, þeáh ðín wit duge,

      Beo. Th. 1183; B. 589.
the mind
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  • Ðeós gítsunc hafaþ gumena gehwelces mód ámerred, ðæt hé máran ne récð, ac hit on witte weallende byrnð,

      Met. 8, 45.
Etymology
[O. Frs. wit; O. H. Ger. wizzi ingenium, ratio: Icel. vit consciousness, sense, understanding: Goth. un-witi ignorance, foolishness.]
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v. ge-wit; bil-, fyr-wit.
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  • wit, n.