Wite vs Nite - What's the difference?

wite | nite |


As nouns the difference between wite and nite

is that wite is blame, responsibility, guilt while nite is .

As a verb wite

is (chiefly|scotland) to blame; regard as guilty, fault, accuse or wite can be (obsolete|or|poetic) to go, go away, depart, perish, vanish.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

wite

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) , see below.

Alternative forms

* wyte

Verb

(wit)
  • (chiefly, Scotland) To blame; regard as guilty, fault, accuse
  • * Late 14th century , Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Wife of Bath's Tale’, Canterbury Tales :
  • As help me God, I shal þee nevere smyte! / Þat I have doon, it is þyself to wyte .
  • To reproach, censure, mulct
  • To observe, keep, guard, preserve, protect
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , see below.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Blame, responsibility, guilt.
  • *:
  • *:And so by fortune the ship drave unto a castle, and was all to-riven, and destroyed the most part. So many lords and barons of this realm were displeased, for their children were so lost, and many put the wite on Merlin more than on Arthur; so what for dread and for love, they held their peace.
  • *:• :
  • *::And so by fortune the shyp drofe vnto a castel and was al to ryuen and destroyed the most part/ So many lordes and barons of this reame were displeasyd / for her children were so lost / and many put the wyte on Merlyn more than on Arthur / so what for drede and for loue they helde their pees
  • *, title= The Worm Ouroboros
  • , publisher= , passage=Nor I will not suffer mine indignation so to witwanton with fair justice as persuade me to put the wite on Witchland.}}
  • Punishment, penalty, fine, bote, mulct.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m)

    Verb

    (wit)
  • (obsolete, or, poetic) To go, go away, depart, perish, vanish
  • References

    * Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia English terms with homophones ----

    nite

    English

    Alternative forms

    * night

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Derived terms

    * tonite

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