An example of wisdom is the quote "The best mind altering drug is truth."
The wisdom of the ages.
Other Word Forms
Origin of wisdom
- Middle English from Old English wīsdōm weid- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English wisdom, from Old English wÄ«sdōm (“wisdom"), from Proto-Germanic *wÄ«sadōmaz (“wisdom"), corresponding to wise +"Ž -dom or wise +"Ž doom (“judgement"). Cognate with Scots wisdom, wysdom (“wisdom"), West Frisian wiisdom (“wisdom"), Dutch wijsdom (“wisdom"), German Weistum (“legal sentence"), Danish/Norwegian/Swedish visdom (“wisdom"), Icelandic vísdómur (“wisdom").