- Archaic. to dress; adorn.
Origin of dight
Examples from the Web for dight
Historical Examples of dight
The morning of the Sabbath day—in dight Of many a hallowed strain it comes.A Leaf from the Old Forest
J. D. Cossar
Ne'er kiss a man's wife, or dight his knife, for he'll do baith after you.The Proverbs of Scotland
But lo, now were they dight in fresh and fair raiment and gleaming war-array.The House of the Wolfings
She was not dight to go nor ride She had no joy of the summer-tide.Poems by the Way
Dight is the participle of the verb to dight, meaning to adorn.Minor Poems by Milton
- to adorn or equip, as for battle
Word Origin for dight
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.