wisen

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

wisen (third-person singular simple present wisens, present participle wisening, simple past and past participle wisened)

  1. To become wiser.

Usage notes[edit]

Usually followed by "up": "The ignorant always wisen up." -Charles Neal

Anagrams[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch wīsen, from Proto-Germanic *wīsijaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wisen

  1. to point out, to indicate
  2. to lead
  3. to teach
  4. to assign
  5. to determine

Inflection[edit]

Weak
Indicative Present Past
1st singular wise wijsde
2nd singular wijs, wises wijsdes
3rd singular wijst, wiset wijsde
1st plural wisen wijsden
2nd plural wijst, wiset wijsdet
3rd plural wisen wijsden
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular wise wijsde
2nd singular wijs, wises wijsdes
3rd singular wise wijsde
1st plural wisen wijsden
2nd plural wijst, wiset wijsdet
3rd plural wisen wijsden
Imperative Present
Singular wise
Plural wijst, wiset
Present Past
Participle wisende gewijst

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • wisen (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • wisen (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929