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witting

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Partly from Old Norse vitand, partly from the present participle of wit.

NounEdit

witting (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Knowledge, awareness.
    • Late 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Wife of Bath's Prologue’ ll. 648-9, Canterbury Tales, Oxford 1988, p. 113:
      for his wyf was at a someres game, / Wiþouten his wityng, he forsook hire eke.

Etymology 2Edit

Participle adjective of wit.

AdjectiveEdit

witting (comparative more witting, superlative most witting)

  1. aware, knowledgable
AntonymsEdit

VerbEdit

witting

  1. Present participle of wit.