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hight

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[ hahyt ]
/ haɪt /
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adjective
Archaic. called or named: Childe Harold was he hight.
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Origin of hight

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before 900; Middle English; Old English heht, reduplicated preterit of hātan to name, call, promise, command (cognate with German heissen to call, be called, mean); akin to behest

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[ hahyt ]
/ haɪt /

noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hight

hight
/ (haɪt) /

verb
(tr; used only as a past tense in the passive or as a past participle) archaic, poetic to name; calla maid hight Mary

Word Origin for hight

Old English heht, from hatan to call; related to Old Norse heita, Old Frisian hēta, Old High German heizzan
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