AskDefine | Define weet

The Collaborative Dictionary

Weet \Weet\, a. & n. Wet. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
Weet \Weet\, v. i. [imp. Wot.] [See Wit to know.] To know; to wit. [Obs.] --Tyndale. Spenser. [1913 Webster]

English

Etymology

Representing a Middle English variant of wit (verb).

Pronunciation

/wiːt/

Verb

  1. To know.
    • 1885: I wept for myself, but resigned my soul to the tyranny of Time and Circumstance, well weeting that Fortune is fair and constant to no man. — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 13

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch weten, meaning "to know"; related to the English wit.

Pronunciation

/wiət/

Verb

  1. to know
  2. be be aware of

Dutch

Verb form

  1. Singular present and imperative form of weten

West Frisian

Noun

  1. wheat
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