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[ wahyt ]
/ waɪt /
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Definition of wight

noun
a human being.
Obsolete.
  1. a supernatural being, as a witch or sprite.
  2. any living being; a creature.
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Origin of wight

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before 900; Middle English, Old English wiht; cognate with German Wicht,Old Norse vēttr,Gothic waiht

Other definitions for wight (2 of 3)

wight2
[ wahyt ]
/ waɪt /

adjective British Dialect.
strong and brave, especially in war.
active; nimble.

Origin of wight

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1175–1225; Middle English <Scandinavian; compare Old Norse vīgt, neuter of vīgr able to fight

Other definitions for wight (3 of 3)

Wight
[ wahyt ]
/ waɪt /

noun
Isle of, an island off the S coast of England, forming an administrative division of Hampshire. 147 sq. mi. (381 sq. km). County seat: Newport.
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British Dictionary definitions for wight (1 of 3)

wight1
/ (waɪt) /

noun
archaic a human being

Word Origin for wight

Old English wiht; related to Old Frisian āwet something, Old Norse vǣttr being, Gothic waihts thing, German Wicht small person

British Dictionary definitions for wight (2 of 3)

wight2
/ (waɪt) /

adjective
archaic strong and brave; valiant

Word Origin for wight

C13: from Old Norse vigt; related to Old English wīg battle, Latin vincere to conquer

British Dictionary definitions for wight (3 of 3)

Wight
/ (waɪt) /

noun
Isle of Wight an island and county of S England in the English Channel. Administrative centre: Newport. Pop: 136 300 (2003 est). Area: 380 sq km (147 sq miles)
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