Wis meaning

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Wisconsin.
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Wisdom of Solomon.
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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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(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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(rare, obsolete or dialectal) Certain.
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(rare, obsolete or dialectal) Sure.

He was wis on his word.

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(obsolete or archaic) To know.
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(obsolete or archaic) To think, suppose.

"Howe'er you wis." --R. Browning.

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(obsolete or archaic) To imagine, ween; to deem.

Nor do I know how long it is (For I have lain entranced, I wis). --Coleridge.

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To suppose; imagine; deem.
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Wisconsin.
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Wisdom of Solomon.
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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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