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Definition of the noun witan
What does witan mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: witans
- The Anglo-Saxon national council or witenagemot.
- The members of such an assembly.
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The Fall of Saxon England (2015)
by Mike Kelley
The Witan means nothing to us. We are not bound by its findings. They are men of lower class; they cannot appoint and choose a king over our royal blood.' Richard , who.
by J. B. Bessinger
wisse See witan wiss-lic, ~e aj.av. certain (ly) (764) wist (-е) т .f existence, subsistence, well-being; food, feast (4189) Wiste See Witan wita(-n) т.
witan, to know (pr.t. ic wát, þuwást,hewát,pl. witon;pa.t. wiste—alsowisse, pl. wiston, pa.p. wist); Goth. witan, Ger. wissen; cf.L. vidēre, Gr. idein.] Wit, wit,n. understanding: a mental faculty(chiefly in pl.): the powerof combining ideas witha ...
by Christian Wilhelm Michael Grein
be- witan , to lead, guide, care for, attend to.
by Sir Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling
” Thus the Witan were ...
by Jennifer Lawler
Witan see Witenagemot Witenagemot Anglo-Saxon term meaning “assembly of wise men.” Council of advisors in Anglo-Saxon England that met to confer with the king regarding legal, judicial, and administrative concerns. It appointed the king ...
by Arthur English
Witan. Anglo-Saxon wise men. Witchcraft. The practices of one supposed to be able to affect the lives of others by bringing to bear upon them supernatural influences. Prior to 1736 it was punishable, by English statute, with death. Wite.
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Scrabble value of W4I1T1A1N1
The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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