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”).
- (archaic) To show, teach, inform, guide, direct.
- 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?
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)
- Hyphenation: wis‧se
wisse f (plural wissen)
- cubic metre (mainly when used for firewood)
- Middle English Dictionary
- Alternative form of