ywis

Related to ywis: unequivocally, Quib, except

y·wis

 (ĭ-wĭs′)
adv.
Variant of iwis.

ywis

(ɪˈwɪs)
adv
a variant spelling of iwis
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now, my swete herte deere, / Ben yolde, ywis, I were now nought
Again we see that the declaration, "I hope, ywis, to rede so som day," at the poem's conclusion (697)--and even the formel eagle's one-year period of advisement--place the best possibility of understanding at a point in the future.
I hope, ywis, to rede so som day That I shal mete som thyng for to fare The bet, and thus to rede I nyl nat spare.
nay, for this y may aduert: That ther his noon kan do so wel, ywis, But false tongis in sugre terme covert Of wikkid folke thefor wol say amys
Upon these walles of berile That shoone ful lyghter that a glas And made wel more than hit was To semen every thinge ywis, vv.