[ hahyt ]
/ haɪt /


Archaic. called or named: Childe Harold was he hight.

Origin of hight

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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British Dictionary definitions for highter

/ (haɪt) /


(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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