Witter
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Witter
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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English witter, witer, of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse vitr ("wise, knowing"), from Proto-Germanic *witraz ("knowing"), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- ("to know"). Cognate with Icelandic vitur ("wise"). More at wit, wis.

Adjective

witter (comparative more witter, superlative most witter)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) knowing, certain, sure, wis.

Etymology 2

From Middle English witteren, witeren, of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse vitra ("to make wise, make sure"), from Proto-Germanic *witr?n? ("to make wise"), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- ("to know"). Cognate with Icelandic vitra ("to make wise, make certain"), Icelandic vitur ("wise"). More at wit, wis.

Verb

witter (third-person singular simple present witters, present participle wittering, simple past and past participle wittered)

  1. (intransitive) to speak at length on a trivial subject.
    She got home and started wittering about some religious cult she'd just heard about.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete or dialectal) to make sure, inform, or declare.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'t?r/
  • (file)

Adjective

witter

  1. Comparative form of wit; whiter

Elfdalian

Etymology

From Old Norse vetr, from Proto-Germanic *wintruz. Cognate with Swedish vinter.

Noun

witter m

  1. winter

Inflection


German

Pronunciation

Verb

witter

  1. inflection of wittern:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative

Scots

Pronunciation

Noun

witter (plural witters)

  1. (South Scots) water

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