Iwis definition

ĭ-wĭs
Certainly; assuredly.
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(obs.) Certainly; assuredly.
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(poetic, archaic) Certainly, surely, indeed.
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Origin of iwis

  • Middle English from Old English gewis certain weid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English iwis, ywis (“certain, sure”), from Old English ġewiss (“certain, sure”), from Proto-Germanic *gawissaz (“known, certain, sure”), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (“to know”). Cognate with Dutch gewis (“sure”), German gewiss (“certain”), Danish vis (“sure”). More at wit, wis.

    From Wiktionary