Weet, v. i. [imp. Wot ] To know; to wit. [Obs.]
Wit v. t. & i. [inf. (To) Wit; pres. sing. Wot; pl. Wite; imp. Wist(e); p. p. Wist; p. pr. & vb. n. Wit(t)ing. See the Note below.] To know; to learn. “I wot and wist alway.”
Note: ☞ The present tense was inflected as follows; sing. 1st pers. wot; 2d pers. wost, or wot(t)est; 3d pers. wot, or wot(t)eth; pl. witen, or wite. The following variant forms also occur; pres. sing. 1st & 3d pers. wat, woot; pres. pl. wyten, or wyte, weete, wote, wot; imp. wuste (Southern dialect); p. pr. wotting. Later, other variant or corrupt forms are found, as, in Shakespeare, 3d pers. sing. pres. wots.
Brethren, we do you to wit [make you to know] of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia. --2 Cor. viii. 1.
Thou wost full little what thou meanest. --Chaucer.
We witen not what thing we prayen here. --Chaucer.
When that the sooth in wist. --Chaucer.
Note: ☞ This verb is now used only in the infinitive, to wit, which is employed, especially in legal language, to call attention to a particular thing, or to a more particular specification of what has preceded, and is equivalent to namely, that is to say.
Wot 1st & 3d pers. sing. pres. of Wit, to know. See the Note under Wit, v. [Obs.]
Brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it. --Acts iii. 17.