wot

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See also: wót

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

An extension of the present-tense form of wit (verb) to apply to all forms.

Verb[edit]

wot (third-person singular simple present wots, present participle wotting, simple past and past participle wotted)

  1. (archaic) To know.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, John XII:
      He that walketh in the darke, wotteth not whither he goeth.
    • 1855, John Godfrey Saxe, Poems, Ticknor & Fields 1855, p. 121:
      She little wots, poor Lady Anne! Her wedded lord is dead.
    • 1866, Algernon Charles Swinburne, "The Garden of Proserpine" in Poems and Ballads, 1st Series, London: J. C. Hotten, 1866:
      They wot not who make thither []
    • 1889, William Morris, The Roots of the Mountains, Inkling Books 2003, p. 241:
      Then he cast his eyes on the road that entered the Market-stead from the north, and he saw thereon many men gathered; and he wotted not what they were []

Etymology 2[edit]

From wit, in return from Old English witan.

Verb[edit]

wot

  1. first-person singular present indicative of wit
  2. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wit

Etymology 3[edit]

Representing pronunciation.

Interjection[edit]

wot

  1. Eye dialect spelling of what.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin 2003, p. 319)
      Then, wot with undertakers, and wot with parish clerks, and wot with sextons, and wot with private watchmen (all awaricious and all in it), a man wouldn't get much by it, even if it was so.
    Wot, no bananas? (popular slogan during wartime rationing)

Etymology 4[edit]

Adverb[edit]

wot (not comparable)

  1. (Singlish) Alternative form of wat (used to contradict an assumption)

Anagrams[edit]


Kriol[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English what.

Pronoun[edit]

wot

  1. (interrogative) what

Synonyms[edit]


Lower Sorbian[edit]

Preposition[edit]

wot (with genitive)

  1. superseded spelling of wót.

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English ward.

Noun[edit]

wot

  1. ward