also ENTWYTE (ENTUITE, INTWIGHT), ENTHWITE
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Altered form of atwite (from at- prefix + Old English wiacutan to blame, reproach.
The modern twit, formerly twite, is an aphetized form of this word.
1542 - Apophthegmes, that is to saie, Prompte Saiynges.
First Gathered by Erasmus translated 1542, Nicolas Udall;
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Or Titles, Extracts, and Characters of Old Books in English Literature. Revived.
By Sir Egerton Brydges,
Vol. II, 1815
Nicholas Udall unto the gentle and honeste harted readers well to fare.