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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From wise +‎ -en.

VerbEdit

wisen (third-person singular simple present wisens, present participle wisening, simple past and past participle wisened)

  1. (intransitive) To become wiser.
  2. (transitive) To make wiser.
    • 2016, Danny Barker, ‎Alyn Shipton, A Life in Jazz, page 92:
      Joe laughed, saying, “Boy, I got to talk to you and wisen you up. []

Usage notesEdit

Usually followed by up: "The ignorant always wisen up." -Charles Neal.

AnagramsEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch wīsen, from Proto-Germanic *wīsijaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

wisen

  1. to point out, to indicate
  2. to lead
  3. to teach
  4. to assign
  5. to determine

InflectionEdit

Weak
Infinitive wisen
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive wisen
In genitive wisens
In dative wisene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular wise
2nd singular wijs, wises
3rd singular wijst, wiset
1st plural wisen
2nd plural wijst, wiset
3rd plural wisen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular wise
2nd singular wijs, wises
3rd singular wise
1st plural wisen
2nd plural wijst, wiset
3rd plural wisen
Imperative Present
Singular wijs, wise
Plural wijst, wiset
Present Past
Participle wisende

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • wisen (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • wisen (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929