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Word of the Day: wit

wit 2 /wɪt/

–verb (used with object), verb (used without object), present singular 1st person wot, 2nd wost, 3rd wot, present plural wit or wite; past and past participle wist; present participle wit·ting.
1. Archaic . to know.

—Idiom
2. to wit, that is to say; namely: It was the time of the vernal equinox, to wit, the beginning of spring.

Origin:
bef. 900; ME witen, OE witan; c. D weten, G wissen, ON vita, Goth witan to know; akin to L vidēre, Gk ideîn to see, Skt vidati (he) knows. See wot

Source: Dictionary.com.

“Standeth it yet?” said Brandoch Daha.

“For all I wot of,” answered Mivarsh.

Source: The Worm Ouroboros by E R Eddison.

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