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Definition of the noun witan

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noun - plural: witans

  1. The Anglo-Saxon national council or witenagemot.
  2. The members of such an assembly.

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Google previewThe 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.

Google previewA Short Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon Poetry (2016)

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.

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

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 ...

Google previewA Handy Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon Poetry Based on Groschopp's Grein (1886)

by Christian Wilhelm Michael Grein

be- witan , to lead, guide, care for, attend to.

Google previewThe Dictionary of English History (1885)

by Sir Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling

” Thus the Witan were ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women in the Middle Ages (2001)

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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

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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Small photo of Wroclaw. POLAND - August 3: Match T-Mobile Ekstraklasa between Wks Slask Wroclaw and Zawisza Bydgoszcz. Goalkeeper Andrzej Witan with flying reaction on August 3, 2014 in Wroclaw. Poland. More...

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Witan Meaning

Video shows what witan means. The Anglo-Saxon national council or witenagemot.. The members of such an assembly.. Witan Meaning. How to pronounce ...

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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