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Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From un- +‎ wīs. Cognate with Old Saxon unwīs, Old High German unwīs, Old Norse úvíss.

AdjectiveEdit

unwīs

  1. unwise, foolish, stupid, dumb.
  2. ignorant.
  3. mad, insane.

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: unwis

ReferencesEdit

  • unwís in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary