witen

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *wītan, from Proto-Germanic *wītaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

witen

  1. to blame, to hold accountable
  2. to cause harm

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 1
Infinitive witen
3rd sg. past wêet
3rd pl. past wēten
Past participle gewēten
Infinitive witen
In genitive witens
In dative witene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular wite wêet
2nd singular wijts, wites wēets, wētes
3rd singular wijt, witet wêet
1st plural witen wēten
2nd plural wijt, witet wēet, wētet
3rd plural witen wēten
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular wite wēte
2nd singular wijts, wites wētes
3rd singular wite wēte
1st plural witen wēten
2nd plural wijt, witet wētet
3rd plural witen wēten
Imperative Present
Singular wijt, wite
Plural wijt, witet
Present Past
Participle witende gewēten

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • witen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • witen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English witan, from Proto-Germanic *witaną, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (see, know). Cognate with Dutch weten, German wissen, and Swedish veta.

Verb[edit]

witen

  1. to know

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]