wisian

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wīsōną. Cognate with Old Saxon wīsian, Old Dutch wīsen (Dutch wijzen), Old High German wīsen (German weisen), Old Norse vísa (Swedish visa).

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wīsian

  1. to show the way, guide, point out
    • Gewitaþ forð beran wæpen ond gewædu; ic eow wisige.
      Go forth carrying your weapons and equipment; I will guide you
      (Beowulf ll. 291-2)

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