Origin of wraith
Examples from the Web for wraith
Eulálio ends up being an idol, a wraith who, at 150, is not quite dead and not quite living.
I have loved, even though the woman that I love is a wraith.The Lost Door|Dorothy Quick
"It's nothing but my wraith," said Adam, lifting his eggs and butter and milk, and stepping from the boat.
But there was a whiteness about her then—a wraith—a something from her soul, and he could only gaze at her.The Rainbow Trail|Zane Grey
At times Couttet, close ahead of me, was visible only in a kind of gray outline, like a wraith.
"Listen here," he went on when the youth had vanished like a wraith.Command|William McFee
British Dictionary definitions for wraith
Word Origin for wraith
Word Origin and History for wraith
1510s, "ghost," Scottish, of uncertain origin. Weekley suggests Old Norse vorðr "guardian" in the sense of "guardian angel." Klein points to Gaelic and Irish arrach "specter, apparition."