Wite meaning

wīt
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(chiefly Scotland) To blame; regard as guilty, fault, accuse.
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(obsolete or poetic) To go, go away, depart, perish, vanish.
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Blame; fault.
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Blame; censure.
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1922, E. R. Eddison, The Worm Ouroboros, The Project Gutenberg, Australia.

Nor I will not suffer mine indignation so to witwanton with fair justice as persuade me to put the wite on Witchland.

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Origin of wite

  • Middle English from Old English wīte penalty weid- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English wÄ«ten (“to accuse, reproach, punish, suspect"), Old English wÄ«tan (“to look, behold, see, guard, keep, impute or ascribe to, accuse, reproach, blame"), derived from Old English wÄ«te, see below.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English wÄ«tan (“guilt, blameworthiness, blame, wrongdoing, misdeed, offense, punishment, retribution, fine, bote, customary rent"), from Old English wÄ«te, see below.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English witan

    From Wiktionary