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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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WEET, v.2 Gen. in 1st pers. sing.: to know. Obs. or arch. in Eng. Neg. weetna.Lnk. 1832 W. Motherwell Poems 185:
Little weet they o' the cause that drumles sae my ee.
Sc. 1871 P. H. Waddell Psalms xix. 12:
Bot wha weel can weet folk's ain mislearins?
Dmf.3 c.1920:
I weetna where the cow's gaen.
Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., obsol.:
A weetna — I know not. Also = I wonder.

[From Mid.Eng. wēten, variant, esp. north., form of O.E. witan, to know. See Wat, v.2, Wit, v.]

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