wise etymology

English word wise comes from Proto-Germanic *wīsō

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Detailed word origin of wise

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wīsō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
wīse Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
wise English (eng) (archaic) Way, manner, method.

Words with the same origin as wise

Descendants of *wīsō
righteous righteousness