witter

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English witter, witer, of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse vitr (wise, knowing), from Proto-Germanic *witraz (knowing), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to know). Cognate with Icelandic vitur (wise). More at wit, wis.

Adjective[edit]

witter (comparative more witter, superlative most witter)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) knowing, certain, sure, wis.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English witteren, witeren, of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse vitra (to make wise, make sure), from Proto-Germanic *witrōną (to make wise), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to know). Cognate with Icelandic vitra (to make wise, make certain), Icelandic vitur (wise). More at wit, wis.

Verb[edit]

witter (third-person singular simple present witters, present participle wittering, simple past and past participle wittered)

  1. (intransitive) to speak at length on a trivial subject.
    She got home and started wittering about some religious cult she’d just heard about.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete or dialectal) to make sure, inform, or declare.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɪtər/
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Adjective[edit]

witter

  1. Comparative form of wit; whiter

Elfdalian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vetr, from Proto-Germanic *wintruz. Cognate with Swedish vinter.

Noun[edit]

witter m

  1. winter

Inflection[edit]


German[edit]

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Verb[edit]

witter

  1. First-person singular present of wittern.
  2. Imperative singular of wittern.

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

witter (plural witters)

  1. (South Scots) water