Wis Definition

wis
abbreviation
Wisconsin.
Webster's New World
Wisdom of Solomon.
Webster's New World
verb
To suppose; imagine; deem.
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(obsolete or archaic) To know.

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adverb

(rare, obsolete or dialectal) Certainly, surely.

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(rare, obsolete or dialectal) Really, truly.

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(rare, obsolete or dialectal) Indeed.

"As wis God helpe me." --Chaucer.
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adjective

(rare, obsolete or dialectal) Certain.

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(rare, obsolete or dialectal) Sure.

He was wis on his word.
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other

A protocol sublayer that enables compatibility between 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) equipment and SONET long-haul equipment in a LAN-to-WAN interface scenario. See also 10GbE, LAN, long haul circuit, SONET, and WAN.

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Origin of Wis

  • From an incorrect division, mistaking iwis (“certain") for I wis (“I know"). See ywis for more information. The German verb wissen appears similar, but in fact corresponds etymologically to the English verb wit; both of those verbs are only indirectly related to this one.

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  • From Middle English wis (“certain, sure"), from an aphetic form of Middle English iwis, ywis (“certain, sure") (from Old English Ä¡ewiss (“certain, sure")), or of North Germanic origin, akin to Icelandic viss (“certain"). More at ywis.

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