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 for Wist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wist \Wist\, archaic imp. & p. p. of Wit, v.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wit \Wit\ (w[i^]t), 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.] [OE. witen, pres. ich
     wot, wat, I know (wot), imp. wiste, AS. witan, pres. w[=a]t,
     imp. wiste, wisse; akin to OFries. wita, OS. witan, D. weten,
     G. wissen, OHG. wizzan, Icel. vita, Sw. veta, Dan. vide,
     Goth. witan to observe, wait I know, Russ. vidiete to see, L.
     videre, Gr. ?, Skr. vid to know, learn; cf. Skr. vid to find.
     ????. Cf. History, Idea, Idol, -oid, Twit, Veda,
     Vision, Wise, a. & n., Wot.]
     To know; to learn. "I wot and wist alway." --Chaucer.
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     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.
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                 Brethren, we do you to wit [make you to know] of
                 the grace of God bestowed on the churches of
                 Macedonia.                         --2 Cor. viii.
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                 Thou wost full little what thou meanest.
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                 We witen not what thing we prayen here.
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                 When that the sooth in wist.       --Chaucer.
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     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.
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