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wot

 (wŏt)
v. Archaic
First and third person singular present tense of wit2.

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

wot

(wɒt)
vb
archaic or dialect (used with: I, she, he, it, or a singular noun) a form of the present tense (indicative mood) of wit2

wit1

(wɪt)

n.
1. the keen perception and clever expression of those connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure.
2. a person having or noted for such perception and expression.
3. witty speech or writing.
4. understanding, intelligence, or sagacity; astuteness.
5. Usu., wits.
a. shrewdness; resourcefulness; ingenuity: to live by one's wits.
b. mental faculties; senses: to have one's wits about one.
Idioms:
at one's wit's or wits' end, drained of all ideas or mental resources; utterly confused or frustrated.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English: mind, thought, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon wit, Old High German wizzi]
syn: See humor.

wit2

(wɪt)

v.t., v.i. past and past part. wist; pres. part. wit•ting.
Archaic. to know.
Idioms:
to wit, that is to say; namely: an overwhelming victory, to wit, a landslide.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English witan, c. Old Saxon, Gothic witan, Old High German wizzan, Old Norse vita; akin to Latin vidēre, Greek ideîn to see, Skt vidati (he) knows]
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Without taking overmuch upon myself my good word will go far towards gaining any strange gentleman a fair reception from yonder potentate you wot of.
It would like them much; but an ye wot how dragons are esteemed, ye would not hold them blam- able.
God wot I need not be too severe about others; I have a past existence, a series of deeds, a colour of life to contemplate within my own breast, which might well call my sneers and censures from my neighbours to myself.
Cruncher added to himself: "Jerry, you honest tradesman, there's hopes wot that boy will yet be a blessing to you, and a recompense to you for his mother
She's getting to be a woman, that's wot she's getting to be,' said Mr.
MI DEER JO i OPE U R KR WITE WELL i OPE i SHAL SON B HABELL 4 2 TEEDGE U JO AN THEN WE SHORL B SO GLODD AN WEN i M PRENGTD 2 U JO WOT LARX AN BLEVE ME INF XN PIP.
It ain't for a common man to set up his opinion again' a gentleman wot have profesh'nal knowledge of the heavens, as one may say," said the man, "but I would 'umbly offer to bet my umbrellar to his wideawake that it don't cease raining this side of seven o'clock.
Put me in a horsepittle," replied Jo, whispering, "till I was discharged, then giv me a little money--four half-bulls, wot you may call half-crowns--and ses 'Hook it
He told all from the very first: how Robin Hood had slain the forester, and how he had hidden in the greenwood to escape the law; how that he lived therein, all against the law, God wot, slaying His Majesty's deer and levying toll on fat abbot, knight, and esquire, so that none dare travel even on broad Watling Street or the Fosse Way for fear
Hi'm has good as dead; Hi'm a marked man; that's wot Hi ham.
A good half of wot's here isn't paid for, I des-say, and wot a consolation oughtn't that to be to her feelings
Come in, you sneaking warmint; wot are you stopping outside for, as if you was ashamed of your master