witan

plural noun
wi·​tan | \ ˈwi-ˌtän How to pronounce witan (audio) \

Definition of witan

: members of the witenagemot

First Known Use of witan

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for witan

Old English, plural of wita sage, adviser; akin to Old High German wizzo sage, Old English witan to know

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“Witan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witan. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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