wisian

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wīsijaną. Cognate with Old Saxon wīsian, Old Dutch wīsen (Dutch wijzen), Old High German wīsen (German weisen), Old Norse vísa (Swedish visa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwiː.si.ɑn/, [ˈwiː.zi.ɑn]

Verb[edit]

wīsian

  1. to show the way, guide, point out
    • Gewitaþ forð beran wæpen ond gewædu; ic eow wisige.
      Go forth carrying your weapons and equipment; I will guide you
      (Beowulf ll. 291-2)

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: wise