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dight

[ dahyt ]

verb (used with object)

, dight or dight·ed, dight·ing.
  1. Archaic. to dress; adorn.


dight

/ daɪt /

verb

  1. to adorn or equip, as for battle


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dight1

before 1000; Middle English dighten, Old English dihtan to arrange, compose < Latin dīctāre ( dictate ); cognate with German dichten
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Word History and Origins

Origin of dight1

Old English dihtan to compose, from Latin dictāre to dictate
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Example Sentences

Dight were her head and the crook all over with gold, and the bulwarks thereof were as high as on sea-faring ships.

We shall be hang'd anon, away good wenches, and have a care you dight things handsomly, I will look over you.

And there on the dais was a table dight with dainty meats and drinks, and the lady bade us thereto, and we sat to it.

Chaucer never rimes -ight with -yt, as in the case of dight, delyt; Rom.

But what would be Chartres, his spot of election for prayer, were it unsoftened by its storied windows richly dight?

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