| Background: Old English, Wis and Mann, 'the wise, discreet man', clearly used as a personal name. An attribute, the meaning not always literal. Meanings recorded later may have existed earlier. It was also used of a man skilled in the hidden arts, as magic, witchcraft and the like, 'magician, wizard' (1382 Wycliff).
Variations: Wiseman, Wyseman, Wisman, Wise, Wyse.
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