ge-wita
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ge-wita
an; m. One who is cognisant of anything, a witness, an accessory; testis, conscius Gewita testis, Wrt. Voc. 76, 21. Ælmihtig drihten ðe is ealra þinga gewita the Lord Almighty that is cognisant of all things, Lchdm. iii. 436, 20. Ðisæs is Oda gewita of this is Oda witness, Th. Chart. 510, 5. God sylf his is gewita God is his own witness, Homl. Th. ii. 126, 9: i. 84, 4: Ps. Th. 88, 31. Ða leásan gewitan the false witnesses, Homl. Th. i. 50, 14, 29: Swt. A. S. Rdr. 72, 497. Geweotan, Th. Chart. 480, 16. We þissa wundra gewitan sindon we are witnesses of these wonders, Exon. 43 b; Th. 147, 10; Gú. 724. Gif heó clǽne sý and ðæs fácnes gewita nǽre if she be innocent and were not an accessory to the crime, L. Ath. v. § 1, 1; Th. i. 228, 17. Ðæt ðú sý wommes gewita that thou art an accessory to the crime, Exon. 80 a; Th. 301, 14; Fä. 19: Frag. Kmbl. 12; Leás. 7. Wildeóra gewita one who has the same knowledge [wit] as the beasts [Grein and Bouterwek write gewíta = socius], Cd. 206; Th. 255, 14; Dan. 624. [O. Sax. ge-wito: O. H. Ger. ki-wizo conscius.]
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