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wight

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noun \ˈwīt\

Definition of wight

  1. :  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


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wight

adjective

Definition of wight

archaic

  1. :  valiant, stalwart



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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