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ywis

[ih-wis] /ɪˈwɪs/
adverb, Archaic.
1.
iwis.

iwis

or ywis

[ih-wis] /ɪˈwɪs/
adverb, Obsolete
1.
Origin of iwis
900
before 900; Middle English, adv. use of neuter of Old English gewiss (adj.) certain; cognate with Dutch gewis, German gewiss certain, certainly; akin to wit2; see y-
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British Dictionary definitions for ywis

ywis

/ɪˈwɪs/
adverb
1.
a variant spelling of iwis

iwis

/ɪˈwɪs/
adverb
1.
an archaic word for certainly
Word Origin
C12: from Old English gewiss certain
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