Origin of hight1
- a high place above a level; a hill or mountain: They stood on the heights overlooking the valley.
- the highest part; top; apex; summit: In his dreams he reached the heights.
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Avoid 'fishy' mouths, too wide for their (the vases') hight.
Whichever may be the case the hight is corrected by the step-bearing screw.Steam Turbines
Hubert E. Collins
The finest yard we ever saw had not a tree on it that exceeded ten feet in hight.
The plant stood in an eight-inch pot, and measured four feet in hight.
But "hight" was occasionally used with the common verbs "is," "was."The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2
George Gordon Byron
Word Origin for hight
Word Origin for height
"named, called" (archaic), from levelled past participle of Middle English highte, from Old English hatte "I am called" (passive of hatan "to call, name, command") merged with heht "called," active past tense of the same verb. Hatte was the only survival in Old English of the old Germanic synthetic passive tense. The word is related to Old Norse heita, Dutch heten, German heißen, Gothic haitan "to call, be called, command" (see cite).
Old English hiehþu, Anglian hehþo "highest part or point, summit; the heavens, heaven," from root of heah "high" (see high) + -itha, Germanic abstract noun suffix. Cf. Old Norse hæð, Middle Dutch hoochte, Old High German hohida, Gothic hauhiþa "height." Meaning "distance from bottom to top" is from late 13c. Meaning "excellence, high degree of a quality" is late 14c. The modern pronunciation with -t emerged 13c., but wasn't established till 19c., and heighth is still colloquial.