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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

An extension of the present-tense form of wit (verb) to apply to all forms.

VerbEdit

wot (third-person singular simple present wots, present participle wotting, simple past and past participle wotted)

  1. (archaic) To know.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, John XII:
      He that walketh in the darke, wotteth not whither he goeth.
    • 1855, John Godfrey Saxe, Poems, Ticknor & Fields 1855, p. 121:
      She little wots, poor Lady Anne! Her wedded lord is dead.
    • 1866, Algernon Charles Swinburne, "The Garden of Proserpine" in Poems and Ballads, 1st Series, London: J. C. Hotten, 1866:
      They wot not who make thither [...].
    • 1889, William Morris, The Roots of the Mountains, Inkling Books 2003, p. 241:
      Then he cast his eyes on the road that entered the Market-stead from the north, and he saw thereon many men gathered; and he wotted not what they were [...].

Etymology 2Edit

From wit, in return from Old English witan.

VerbEdit

wot

  1. first-person singular present indicative of wit
  2. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wit

Etymology 3Edit

Representing pronunciation.

InterjectionEdit

wot

  1. Eye dialect spelling of what.
    • 1859, Then, wot with undertakers, and wot with parish clerks, and wot with sextons, and wot with private watchmen (all awaricious and all in it), a man wouldn't get much by it, even if it was so. — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin 2003, p. 319)
    Wot, no bananas? (popular slogan during wartime rationing)

Etymology 4Edit

AdverbEdit

wot (not comparable)

  1. (Singlish) Alternative form of wat (used to contradict an assumption)

AnagramsEdit


KriolEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English what.

PronounEdit

wot

  1. (interrogative) what

SynonymsEdit


Lower SorbianEdit

PrepositionEdit

wot (with genitive)

  1. superseded spelling of wót.

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English ward.

NounEdit

wot

  1. ward