• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Wis Certainly; really; indeed. "As wis God helpe me."
    • v. t Wis To think; to suppose; to imagine; -- used chiefly in the first person sing. present tense, I wis. See the Note under Ywis. "Howe'er you wis .""Nor do I know how long it isFor I have lain entranced, I wis )."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wis An abbreviation of Wisconsin.
    • wis Certain; sure: especially in the phrases to wisse, for certain, certainly; mid wisse, with certainty.
    • wis Certainly; truly; indeed: same as iwis.
    • wis A spurious word, arising from a misunderstanding of the Middle English adverb iwis, often written i-wis, and in Middle English manuscripts i wis, I wis, whence it has been taken as the pronoun I with a verb wis, vaguely regarded as connected with wit (which has a preterit wist). See iwis, and, for the real verb, see wit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wis wis v. (in the form I wis) erroneously used as 'I know.'
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Due to mistaking OE. iwis, certain, AS. gewiss, for I wis,. See Ywis
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
I wis is the M. E. adv. i-wis—A.S. ge-wis, certainly; cf. Ger. ge-wiss.


In literature:

He wis above me, d'ye ken?
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
E. A. Birge, State University, Madison, Wis., and enclosing thirty cents.
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
"American Missionary - Volume 50, No. 9, September, 1896" by Various
Verily I wis that thou didst trump ye club aforetime.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
I-wis, it was a thing all too dear To be bestowed, and wist not where!
"Tudor and Stuart Love Songs" by Various
For this is our order, I-wis, Under the green-wood tree!
"Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse" by Various
GRAY, ALMEDIA, suit under Wis. school suff.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Then the Belgian jumped up and shouted, 'Ee interfere wis my frien'!
"Aliens" by William McFee
That wis a' he kent aboot it, an' th' Dutchman begood his yarn.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
There's the 1st and 21st Wis. in Rousseau's Division, and the 10th Wis.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
He had more time than ever to think of Jerusha Briggs, of Bad Ax, Wis., and his surroundings accentuated those thoughts.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
It resembled somewhat the letters that once came from Bad Ax, Wis., but then again it was very different.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
Have been in company the last two days with 3 teams from Mineral Point, Wis.
"Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51" by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
One of these was Monona Lake, near Madison, Wis.
"The Story of Chautauqua" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Don't you wis' you had?
"Old Hendrik's Tales" by Arthur Owen Vaughan
John Frame, 926 Main Street, Stevens Point, Wis., wants to trade pressed flowers and to correspond about botany.
"Harper's Round Table, May 7, 1895" by Various
We were somewhat surprised to find the captain of our vessel from Prairie du Chien, Wis., whose family was still residing there.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
In the 2nd Wis., Col. Fairchild lost his left arm; Lieut.
"The Battle of Gettysburg" by Frank Aretas Haskell
Madison, Wis., Monday, Aug. 25.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
"Cordwood" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye

In poetry:

“’I am but free, as sorrow is,
To dry her tears, to laugh, to talk;
And free, as sick men are, I wis
To rise and walk.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Now I say to myself, "What spirit is this
That pipes so clear and strong;
For it cannot be a bird, I wis,
That sings such a wondrous song.
"A Spirit Is Singing A Song" by Alexander Anderson
Ay, weel micht he jump like daft, for he saw
A joyfu' sicht, I wis;
Instead o' the shillin' a guinea lay there,
That by nae kent law was his.
"The Deil's Stane" by Alexander Anderson
My love’s unchanged—though time, alas!
Turns silver-gilt the golden mass
Of flowing hair, and pales, I wis,
The rose that deepened with that kiss—
The first—before our marriage was.
"My Love’s Unchanged—Though Time, Alas" by Thomas Runciman
Ah, fool! quoth she, wist thou not what it is?
Oft as I say OSEE, OSEE, I wis,
Then mean I, that I should be wonderous fain
That shamefully they one and all were slain,
Whoever against Love mean aught amiss.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth
Oh! that is a beautiful land, I wis,
The land of the Gone-away Souls.
Yes, a lovelier region by far than this
(Though this is a world most fair).
The goodliest goal of all good goals,
Else why do our friends stay there?
"The Land Of The Gone-Away Souls" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Rewolinski, RLA, ASLA, has joined Stantec in Milwaukee, Wis. As a senior landscape architect .
She was born May 20, 1923 in Stevens Point, Wis.
Located on Wesfields health campus in New Richmond, Wis.
MADISON, Wis — President Obama's senior campaign adviser David Axelrod is a former journalist who loves a good quip.
(MILWAUKEE, WIS.) – December 15, 2010 – Master Lock Company has discovered the ideal method to maintain the performance and increase the life of security products.
The American Club resort in Kohler, Wis. North of Milwaukee, offers spa suites that include in-room massage and a whirlpool.
The ship, named for Fort Worth, Texas, the 17th largest city in the United States and the 5th largest city in Texas, was built in Marinette, Wis. And was commissioned in Galveston, Texas, Sept 22.
About Marten Transport, Ltd Headquartered in Mondovi, Wis.
The worldwide core technology center for the new business unit is located in Hudson, Wis.
Merlin and Jean Gandrud, Mt Pleasant, Wis.
Has added a Mitsubishi 510 Suprema waterjet machine with a 90,000-PSI KMT pump to its facility in Waukesha, Wis.
Reports Norton's mom of Eau Claire, Wis. Subject.
Wife of Dodger's catcher delivers baby on Wis. Sunday morning forecast.
Wife of Dodger's catcher delivers baby on Wis.
Wife of Dodger's catcher delivers baby on Wis. Area police investigate string of flashings.

In science:

Otherwise we can use U to find |wiS ≡ |w ; wiS and, after all, to calculate G¨odel proposition pw (w).
The G\"odelizing Quantum-Mechanical Automata
Let us take the state of the system S to be |wiS .
The G\"odelizing Quantum-Mechanical Automata
Given the dissimilar weight wij between any two nodes i and j connected directly, the interaction Jij reads 1/wij if i and j are connected directly, reads 1/mins (wis + wsj ) if i and j are next nearest-neighbor and reads 0 for other conditions.
Effects of Weight on Structure and Dynamics in Complex Networks
We are grateful to the WIS for financial support making this possible.
Tensor Products of Random Unitary Matrices
In order to test the feasibility of lattice non-perturbative calculations in the QT gauge, it has been calculated the renormalisation constant ZA of the axial current by using WI’s on quark states.
Problems in Lattice Gauge Fixing
Nou is dit so dat in die kwantumteorie elke fisiese stelsel wis kundig voorgestel word deur ’n sekere paslike vektorruimte, en dat elke toestand van die stelsel, of van ’n komponent daarvan, met ’n nie-nul vektor geassosieer word.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Slapband-inleiding tot kwantummeganika—nie besonder wis kundig veeleisend nie—deur di ´e bekende outeur.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Chai J.C., Hua P.H., Rousseau R., Wan J.K. (2008) Real and rational variants of the h-index and the g-index, Proc. of WIS 2008, Berlin, H.
Tailor Based Allocations for Multiple Authorship: a fractional $gh$-index
Actually, the method put forward in ref. constructs a solution to these WI’s.
Chiral Effective Lagrangian in the large-Nc limit: the nonet case
If this apparent symmetry is real, our identifica tion of the first ion turning point with the Chandra ring obviously con flicts with our interpretation of the optical wis ps.
Time-dependence in Relativistic Collisionless Shocks: Theory of the Variable "Wisps" in the Crab Nebula
Our model naturally makes the region between wisp 1 and wisp 2 in the optical (or the inner Chandra X-ray ring and the torus) behave like a near zone of a radiating antenna and prescribes the pattern of brightness fluctuations to wis ps 1 and 2 and the moving wisps.
Time-dependence in Relativistic Collisionless Shocks: Theory of the Variable "Wisps" in the Crab Nebula
As a result, the background n-point functions satisfy QED-like all-order WIs.
Pinch Technique for Schwinger-Dyson equations
WIs ought to generalize naively to all orders, with no ghost contributions.
Pinch Technique for Schwinger-Dyson equations
WIs satisfied by the kernel Kρµ , and not the ones for the connected Green’s function Cρµ .
Pinch Technique for Schwinger-Dyson equations
A Fubini theorem for the WIS integral 3.1 Classical white noise theory . .
On the Tanaka formula for the derivative of self-intersection local time of fBm