weet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English weten, a Middle English variant of witen (to know). More at wit.

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Verb[edit]

weet (third-person singular simple present weets, present participle weeting, simple past and past participle weeted)

  1. (archaic) To know.
    • Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, Act I, Scene I, 37-41:
      The nobleness of life / Is to do thus, when such a mutual pair / And such a twain can do ’t, in which I bind, / On pain of punishment, the world to weet / We stand up peerless.
    • 1885, Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 13:
      I wept for myself, but resigned my soul to the tyranny of Time and Circumstance, well weeting that Fortune is fair and constant to no man.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch weten (to know), from Middle Dutch weten, from Old Dutch witan, from Proto-Germanic *witaną, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (see, know). Related to the English wit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

weet (present weet, present participle wetende, past wis, past participle geweet)

  1. to know
  2. to be aware of

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Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

weet m (plural weten, diminutive weetje n)

  1. knowledge; science.
  2. (archaic) notice; advertisement.

Verb[edit]

weet

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of weten
  2. imperative of weten
  3. singular past indicative of wijten

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Limburgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *wit, from Proto-Germanic *wet, *wit. A rare example of the old dual pronoun surviving into a modern West Germanic language.

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Pronoun[edit]

weet

  1. Nominative dual of ich

Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

weet

  1. inflection of weeden:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person plural present indicative
    3. second-person singular and plural imperative

Middle Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

wêet

  1. first-person and third-person singular present indicative of wēten

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian, from Proto-Germanic *hwaitijaz, from *hwītaz (white). Compare English wheat, Dutch weit, Low German Weten, German Weizen.

Noun[edit]

weet c

  1. wheat