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a·lit

 (ə-lĭt′)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of alight1.

alit

(əˈlɪt)
vb
a rare past tense and past participle of alight1

a•light1

(əˈlaɪt)

v.i. a•light•ed a•lit, a•light•ing.
1. to dismount from a horse, descend from a vehicle, etc.
2. to settle or stay after descending; come to rest.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English ālīhtan=ā- a-3 + līhtan to relieve (orig. an animal mount) of weight, light2]

a•light2

(əˈlaɪt)

adv., adj.
1. provided with light; lighted up.
2. on fire; burning.
[before 1000; now taken as a-1 + light1; orig. past participle of alight to light up (Middle English alihten, Old English onlīhtan=on- a-1 + līhtan to light1)]
References in classic literature ?
So when he came to the churchyard Sir Arthur alit and tied his horse to the stile, and so he went to the tent and found no knights there, for they were at the jousting, and so he handled the sword by the handles, and lightly and fiercely pulled it out of the stone, and took his horse and rode his way until he came to his brother Sir Kay, and delivered him the sword.
When Sir Ector beheld the sword he returned again and came to the church, and there they alit all three, and went into the church.
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