An example of wist used as a verb is in the sentence, "To wist, I will sum up my main points in the last paragraph."
- (archaic) Simple past tense and past participle of wit.
Past indicative of wit: from Old English witan, from Proto-Germanic *witanÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd-, *wid- (“see, know"). Cognate with Dutch weten, German wissen, Swedish veta, and Latin videÅ (“I see"). Compare guide.
(third-person singular simple present wists, present participle wisting, simple past and past participle wisted)
- This use of wist was never a part of the regular English language; rather, it resulted from the erroneous attempted use of archaisms.