gewiss

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gewiss (comparative gewisser, superlative am gewissesten)

  1. certain

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gewiss

  1. certainly, indeed

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gawissaz (certain). Akin to Old Saxon gewiss, Old Dutch gewisso (Dutch gewis), German gewiss (sure, certain), Old English witan (to know), Old English wīs (wise).

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ġewiss n

  1. certainty, surety, that which is certain

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ġewiss

  1. certain, sure
  2. trustworthy, reliable; knowing, aware

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  • When used adverbally with mid, (i.e. mid ġewisse), the word means "especially", or "certainly"

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