Wist meaning

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(nonstandard, pseudo-archaic) To know, be aware of.
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The definition of wist is an old English way to say someone has knowledge of something.

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."

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(archaic) Simple past tense and past participle of wit.
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Origin of wist

  • A misunderstanding, or a joking use of the 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 videō (“I see"). Compare guide.
    From Wiktionary
  • 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 videō (“I see"). Compare guide.
    From Wiktionary