witen etymology

Middle English word witen comes from Proto-Indo-European *wóyde (To have seen, to know.), Old English wita (Wise man, adviser, counsellor.)

Detailed word origin of witen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wóyde Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To have seen, to know.
wita Old English (ang) Wise man, adviser, counsellor.
*wītaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To go; go forth; part. To punish; torment. To see; know.
*witaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To know.
witan Old English (ang) To be conscious of, to know or feel (an emotion etc.). To be wise. To know, be aware To blame, accuse, reproach.
witen Middle English (enm) To know.

Words with the same origin as witen

Descendants of *wóyde
avisen avys biwitien envie giden gien guiden guien gyden gyen luxurie provisioun reveue surveyen vewe visage visiten weten wett witewold witten wittol wost woth
Descendants of wita
biwitten