plural noun

wi·​tan ˈwi-ˌtän How to pronounce witan (audio)
: members of the witenagemot

Word History


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

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of witan was in 1807

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“Witan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witan. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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