wite

1 of 2

verb

wited; witing

transitive verb

chiefly Scotland
: blame

wite

2 of 2

noun

chiefly Scotland

Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English, from Old English wītan; akin to Old High German wīzan to blame, Old English witan to know

First Known Use

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wite was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Wite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wite. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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