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English

Etymology 1

Verb

wist

  1. (obsolete) Simple past tense and past participle of wit.
    • a1796, Robert Burns, "Bonie Jean: A Ballad", in Poems and Songs, P.F. Collier & Son (1909–14), Bartleby.com (2001), [1],
      And lang ere witless Jeanie wist, / Her heart was tint, her peace was stown!

Etymology 2

Verb

Infinitive
to wist

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to wist (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To know, be aware of.
Usage notes
  • This use of wist was never a part of the regular English language; rather, it resulted from the erroneous attempted use of archaisms.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb form

wist

  1. singular past tense of weten; knew
  2. 2nd/3rd person singular present tense of wissen

Old English

Etymology

Cognate with Old Saxon wist, Old High German wist, Old Norse vist, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐍃𐍄𐍃.

Pronunciation

Noun

wist f. (plural wiste)

  1. provisions, food
  2. feast

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