wyte [wahyt]Chiefly Scot. Examples verb, wyt·ed, wyt·ing, noun
wite 1or wyte [wahyt] noun
- (in Anglo-Saxon law)
- a fine imposed by a king or lord on a subject who committed a serious crime.
- a fee demanded for granting a special privilege.
- Chiefly Scot. responsibility for a crime, fault, or misfortune; blame.
verb (used with object), wit·ed, wit·ing.
- Chiefly Scot. to blame for; declare guilty of.
Origin of wite 1 before 900; (noun) Middle English, Old English wīte penalty; cognate with Old High German wīzi, Old Norse vīti; (v.) Middle English witen, Old English wītan to blame Examples from the Web for wyte Historical Examples of wyte
Ye haena sae muckle to be ashamet o’ as I hae, sir: it was a’ my wyte!
The laidy ‘as came, Miss Gloria, and she sent me to tell you to wyte ‘ere for ‘er a minute.
My niece will wyte on people of doubtful conduck over my dead corpse.
Gin he dinna something o’ ye yet, it’ll be your wyte, no his, I’m thinkin’.’
I wadna like to wyte an innocent neighbour wi’ violence—No answer?
Sir Walter Scott