wraith

[ reyth ]
/ reɪθ /

noun

an apparition of a living person supposed to portend his or her death.
a visible spirit.

Words nearby wraith

Origin of wraith

1505–15; originally Scots; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM wraith

wraith·like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wraith

wraith wreath wreathe writhe
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British Dictionary definitions for wraith

wraith
/ (reɪθ) /

noun

the apparition of a person living or thought to be alive, supposed to appear around the time of his death
a ghost or any apparition
an insubstantial copy of something
something pale, thin, and lacking in substance, such as a column of smoke

Derived forms of wraith

wraithlike, adjective

Word Origin for wraith

C16: Scottish, of unknown origin
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