Etymology of the Word “Wisdom”

Contextual Usage The word “wisdom” in English derives from the Old English “wīsdōm,” which is a compound of “wīs” (wise) and the suffix “-dōm” (state or condition). It is rooted in the Proto-Germanic “*wis-” meaning “to know.” Historical Usage Modern Usage Across Disciplines Cultural Perspectives Wisdom in Modern Context Today, “wisdom” encompasses not just knowledge but the judicious application of experience and understanding in making sound decisions.

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