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also y·wis  (ĭ-wĭs′)
adv. Archaic
Certainly; assuredly.

[Middle English, from Old English gewis, certain; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]


(ɪˈwɪs) or


an archaic word for certainly
[C12: from Old English gewiss certain]



adv. Archaic.
[before 900; Middle English, adv. use of neuter of Old English gewiss (adj.) certain, c. Old High German giwis; akin to wit2; see y-]
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