weet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Representing a Middle English variant of wit (verb).

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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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch weten ‎(to 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. be be aware of

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

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