From the Old Norse váði (whence the Danish vaade, the Icelandic váðe, váði, the Norwegian vaade, vaae, and the Swedish våde, vaþe, vadhe), perhaps from vá (“harm”, “disaster”), whence the Icelandic vá (“danger”).
- Alternative form of
- English: wothe
- “†Wothe, sb. and a.” on page 333/1 of § 3 (Wh–Wyzen; eds. Henry Bradley, William Alexander Craigie, and Charles Talbut Onions) of part ii (V–Z, 1928) of volume X (Ti–Z) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (1st ed.)
- “wōth (n.)” in the Middle English Dictionary
Conjugated forms of witen (“wit”, “know”).
- Alternative spelling of :