From (etyl), from (etyl) . Compare (m).
Intellectual ability; faculty of thinking, reasoning.
The ability to think quickly; mental cleverness, especially under short time constraints.
Intelligence; common sense.
Humour, especially when clever or quick.
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A person who tells funny anecdotes or jokes; someone witty.
* See also
* brevity is the soul of wit
* collect one's wits
* gather one's wits
* have one’s wits about one
* mother wit
* native wit
* scare out of one’s wits
(type of humor)
From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . Compare (m).
(ambitransitive, chiefly, archaic) Know, be aware of .
- You committed terrible actions — to wit , murder and theft — and should be punished accordingly.
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- They are meddling in matters that men should not wit of.
- but soon having wist
- How sky-breadth and field-silence and this day
- Are symbols also in some deeper way,
- She looked through these to God and was God’s priest.
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, to wit
! Present participle
! Past participle
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! Present indicative
! Past indicative
! First-person singular
, I wot
, I wist
! Second-person singular
, thou wost, wot(test) (archaic); you wot
, thou wist(est) (archaic), you wist
! Third-person singular
, he/she/it wot
, he/she/it wist
! First-person plural
, we wit(e)
, we wist
! Second-person plural
, ye wit(e) (archaic); you wit(e)
, ye wist (archaic), you wist
! Third-person plural
, they wit(e)
, they wist
* As a preterite-present verb, the third-person singular indicative form is not .
* to wit
From English with.