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Etymology

Old English wīsdōm, corresponding to wise + noun suffix -dom. Cognate with German Weistum (legal sentence), Swedish visdom.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
wisdom

Plural
s

wisdom (s)
  1. (uncountable) An element of personal character that enables one to distinguish the wise from the unwise.
  2. (countable) A piece of wise advice.
  3. The discretionary use of knowledge for the greatest good.
  4. The ability to apply relevant knowledge in an insightful way, especially to different situations from that in which the knowledge was gained.
  5. The ability to make a decision based on the combination of knowledge, experience, and intuitive understanding.
  6. (theology) The ability to know and apply spiritual truths.

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Old English

Etymology

From wīs + dōm.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈwiːsdoːm/

Noun

wīsdōm m.

  1. wisdom

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative wīsdōm wīsdōmas
accusative wīsdōm wīsdōmas
genitive wīsdōmes wīsdōma
dative wīsdōme wīsdōmum

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