|Wis (Wis) (?), adv.
[Aphetic form of iwis, ywis; or fr. Icel. viss certain. See Ywis.]
Certainly; really; indeed. [Obs.] "As wis God helpe me." Chaucer.
Wis (Wis), v. t.
[Due to mistaking OE. iwis certain, AS. gewiss, for I wis. See Ywis.]
To think; to suppose; to imagine; -- used chiefly in the first person sing. present tense, I wis. See the Note under Ywis. [Obs. or Poetic] "Howe'er you wis." R. Browning. "Nor do I know how long it is (For I have lain entranced, I wis)." Coleridge.
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