Origin of sprite
Examples from the Web for spright
Sprightly (spright, a contraction of spirit); sprite (a contraction of spirit).New Word-Analysis|William Swinton
We have also spright, impregnable, and other misspelt words, for which it is difficult to assign a reason.
The gentlest shepherdess that lives this day, And most resembling, both in shape and spright, Her brother dear.A Defence of Poesie and Poems|Philip Sidney
British Dictionary definitions for spright
Word Origin for sprite
Word Origin and History for spright
c.1300, from Old French esprit "spirit," from Latin spiritus (see spirit (n.)).