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wist

 (wĭst)
v.
Past tense and past participle of wit2.
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wist

(wɪst)
vb
archaic the past tense and past participle of wit2
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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]
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