-wis

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See also: wis and Wis.

Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From wīse (wise, manner, direction).

Suffix[edit]

-wīs

  1. (adjectival suffix) denoting a specified way, manner, condition, habit or direction
    rihtwīs "right-wise, righteous, just"
    nīedwīs "necessary, needful"
    medwīs "dull, stupid, foolish"

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