wight

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1wight

noun \ˈwīt\

Definition of WIGHT

:  a living being :  creature; especially :  a human being

Examples of WIGHT

  1. <what unfortunate wight would be out and about in such foul weather?>

Origin of WIGHT

Middle English, creature, thing, from Old English wiht; akin to Old High German wiht creature, thing, Old Church Slavic veštĭ thing
First Known Use: before 12th century

2wight

adjective

Definition of WIGHT

archaic

Origin of WIGHT

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse vīgr skilled in fighting (neuter vīgt); akin to Old English wīgan to fight — more at victor
First Known Use: 13th century

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