ge-wit
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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ge-wit
-witt, es; n. I. wits, senses, [right] mind, mind, intellect Wíndruncen gewit a mind stupefied with wine, Cd. 212; Th. 262, 32; Dan. 753. Ðenden mec mín gewit gelǽsteþ whilst my intellect attends me, Exon, 38 a; Th. 125, 1; Gú. 347. He eft onhwearf wódan gewittes he recovered from madness, Cd. 206; Th. 255, 22; Dan. 628. Seó gedréfednes ðæt mód ne mæg his gewittes bereáfian trouble cannot rob the mind of its faculties, Bt. 5, 3; Fox 12, 25. Nú bidde ic dé ðæt ðú hí on gewitte gebringe now I beseech thee bring her to her wits, Homl. Th. i. 458, 11: Exon. 67 b; Th. 251, 12; Jul. 144: 74 b; Th. 278, 13; Jul. 597. Sió wyrd cymþ of ðam gewitte ðæs ælmihtigan Godes fate comes from the mind of the almighty God. Bt. 39, 5; Fox 220, 1: Exon. 120 b; Th. 463, 30; Hö. 78: 78 b; Th. 294, 10; Crä. 13: Andr. Kmbl. 631; An. 316: 1344; An. 672. Bútan gewitte irrational, Salm. Kmbl. 46; Sal. 23. Se Hǽlend wódum monnum gewitt forgeaf the Saviour gave reason to the insane, Homl. Th. i. 480, 14: H. R. 105, 3: Andr. Kmbl. 69; An. 35: Bt. Met. Fox 26, 200; Met. 26, 100. He him gewit forgeaf he gave him intelligence, Cd. 14; Th. 16, 29; Gen. 250: Exon. 25 a; Th. 72, 26; Cri. 1178. Ic wát ðæt ðæt lýf á byþ and ðæt gewit I know that life and mind will always exist, Shrn. 199, 30. 26. Gehǽlde gewitte sonato sensu, Bd. 4, 3; S. 570, 13. II. knowledge, understanding, consciousness To syllenne his folce hys hǽle gewit ad dandam scientiam salutis plebi ejus, Lk. Bos. 1, 77. Lǽran sceal mon geongne monnan ... sylle him wist and wǽdo óþ ðæt hine mon on gewitte alǽde a young man must be taught ... give him food and clothing until he be brought to understanding, Exon. 89 b; Th. 336, 13; Gn. Ex. 47. Hwá meahte me swelc gewit gifan gif hit God ne onsende who could give me such understanding if God did not send it, Cd. 32; Th. 42, 10; Gen. 671. Cyning geweóld his gewitte the king recovered consciousness, Beo. Th. 5399; B. 2703. [O. Sax. gi-wit: O. H. Ger. ge-wizzi.]
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