hight

adjective
\ ˈhīt How to pronounce hight (audio) \

Definition of hight

archaic
: being called : named

First Known Use of hight

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hight

Middle English, past participle (earlier past) of hoten to command, call, be called, from Old English hātan; akin to Old High German heizzan to command, call

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“Hight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hight. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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