first and third person singular present of wit
Middle English woot, Old English wāt; cognate with German weiss, Old Norse veit, Gothic wait, Greek oîda, I have seen, I know, Sanskrit veda; see wit
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), present singular 1st person wot, 2nd wost, 3rd wot, present plural wit or wite; past and past participle wist; present participle wit·ting.
Archaic. to know.
to wit, that is to say; namely: It was the time of the vernal equinox, to wit, the beginning of spring.
before 900; Middle English witen, Old English witan; cognate with Dutch weten, German wissen, Old Norse vita, Gothic witan to know; akin to Latin vidēre, Greek ideîn to see, Sanskrit vidati (he) knows.