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Definition of WIS

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Wis \Wis\, adv. [Aphetic form of iwis, ywis; or fr. Icel. viss certain. See {Ywis}.] Certainly; really; indeed. [Obs.] "As wis God helpe me."
     --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Wis \Wis\, v. t. [Due to mistaking OE. iwis certain, AS. gewiss, for I wis. See {Ywis}.] To think; to suppose; to imagine; -- used chiefly in the first person sing. present tense, I wis. See the Note under {Ywis}. [Obs. or Poetic] "Howe'er you wis." --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]

           Nor do I know how long it is
           (For I have lain entranced, I wis).      --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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