• From Middle English wet ("wet, moistened"), wett, wette, past participle of Middle English weten ("to wet"), from Old English wǣtan ("to wet, moisten, water"), from Proto-Germanic *wētijaną ("to wet, make wet"), from Proto-Indo-European *wed- ("water, wet") (also the source of water).
  • Cognate with Scots weit, wete, Saterland Frisian wäitje ("to wet; drench"), Icelandic væta ("to wet"). Compare also Middle English weet ("wet"), from Old English wǣt ("wet, moist, rainy"), from Proto-Germanic *wētaz ("wet, moist"), related to Scots weit, weet, wat, North Frisian wiat, weet, wäit, Saterland Frisian wäit ("wet"), West Frisian wiet ("wet"), Swedish and Norwegian våt ("wet"), Danish våd ("wet"), Faroese vátur ("wet"), Icelandic votur ("wet").

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