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[dahyt] /daɪt/
verb (used with object), dight or dighted, dighting.
Archaic. to dress; adorn.
Origin of dight
before 1000; Middle English dighten, Old English dihtan to arrange, compose < Latin dīctāre (see dictate); cognate with German dichten Unabridged
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verb (transitive) (archaic) dights, dighting, dight, dighted
to adorn or equip, as for battle
Word Origin
Old English dihtan to compose, from Latin dictāre to dictate
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Word Origin and History for dight

"to adorn" (archaic or poetic), Old English dihtan "dictate, appoint, ordain; guide; compose," an early borrowing from Latin dictare "to dictate" (see dictate (v.)).

The Latin word borrowed even earlier into continental Germanic became Old High German dihton "to write compose," German dichten "to write poetry." In Middle English, dight exploded to a vast array of meanings (including "to rule," "to handle," "to abuse," "to have sex with," "to kill," "to clothe," "to make ready," "to repair") till it was one of the most-used verbs in the language, but all senses have faded now into obscurity, dialect, or poetic use.

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