Middle English word meaning “conscience” (early 13c.), “reason, intellect” (c.1300), from in (adv.) + wit (n.). Not related to Old English inwit, which meant “deceit.” Joyce’s use in “Ulysses” (1922), which echoes the 14c. work “Ayenbite of Inwyt,” is perhaps the best-known example of the modern use of the word as a conscious archaism.
Þese ben also þy fyve inwyttys: Wyl, Resoun, Mynd, Ymaginacioun, and Thoght [Wyclif, c.1380]
If … such good old English words as inwit and wanhope should be rehabilitated (and they have been pushing up their heads for thirty years), we should gain a great deal. [Robert Bridges, 1922]
[wurld] /wɜrld/ noun 1. the earth or globe, considered as a planet. 2. (often initial capital letter) a particular division of the earth: the Western world. 3. the earth or a part of it, with its inhabitants, affairs, etc., during a particular period: the ancient world. 4. humankind; the human race; humanity: The world must […]
- Inworld vr
company, virtual reality Manufacturers of the CyberWand. (1995-04-04)
[in-rap] /ɪnˈræp/ verb (used with object), inwrapped, inwrapping. 1. . /ɪnˈræp/ verb -wraps, -wrapping, -wrapped 1. a less common spelling of enwrap
[in-reeth ] /ɪnˈrið/ verb (used with object), inwreathed, inwreathing. 1. .