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Definition of wite (Entry 2 of 2)
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
13th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English, from Old English wītan; akin to Old High German wīzan to blame, Old English witan to know
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“Wite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wite. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.
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