wisse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English wissen (to instruct, enlighten, advise, admonish; guide, direct, control, manage, rule), from Old English wissian (to direct, instruct, guide, direct, rule; show, point out; declare, make known).

Verb[edit]

wisse (third-person singular simple present wisses, present participle wissing, simple past and past participle wissed)

  1. (archaic) To show, teach, inform, guide, direct.
    • Chaucer
      Ere we depart I shall thee so well wisse / That of mine house ne shalt thou never misse.
    • 1500, Sidrak and Bokkus
      Shullen men chastice wymmen and wisse / Wiþ betyng whan þei done amisse?

References[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for wisse in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: wis‧se

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch wisse, from Old Dutch *withtha, from Proto-Germanic *wiþjǭ. The development -thth- > -ss- is regular, compare smidse.

Noun[edit]

wisse f (plural wissen)

  1. cubic metre (mainly when used for firewood)

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

wisse

  1. Inflected form of wis

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

wisse

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of wissen

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

wisse

  1. First-person singular subjunctive I of wissen.
  2. Third-person singular subjunctive I of wissen.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English wissung (showing, instruction, guidance, direction; rule, regulation, government).

Noun[edit]

wisse

  1. A guide, set of instructions, rule, regulation.
    Her biginneð ancrene wisse. & Ancrene Wisse, c1230

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Middle English Dictionary

Old English[edit]

Verb[edit]

wisse

  1. Alternative form of wiste