witt

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German Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Saxon hwīt, from Proto-Germanic *hwītaz (compare Danish hvid, Dutch wit, German weiß, Norwegian hvit, West Frisian wyt), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweyt- (to shine). For more information, see white.

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Adjective[edit]

witt

  1. (in several dialects, including Low Prussian) white
  2. (Low Prussian, by extension) clean

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *witą, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd-, *wid- (see, know). Cognate with Old Frisian wit, Old Saxon wit, Old High German wizzi (whence German Witz), Old Norse vit (whence Swedish vett). Compare witan.

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Noun[edit]

witt n (nominative plural witt)

  1. mind, understanding, sense, sanity

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