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A living being; a creature.
[Middle English, from Old Norse vīgt, neuter of vīgr, able to fight; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Peoples) archaic a human being
[Old English wiht; related to Old Frisian āwet something, Old Norse vǣttr being, Gothic waihts thing, German Wicht small person]
archaic strong and brave; valiant
[C13: from Old Norse vigt; related to Old English wīg battle, Latin vincere to conquer]
(Placename) 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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1. a human being.
a. any living being; a creature.
b. a supernatural being, as a sprite.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English wiht being, demon, matter, c. Old Saxon, Old High German wiht, Old Norse vēttr, Gothic waihts]
valiant, esp. in war.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse vīgt, neuter of vīgr able to fight]
Isle of, an island off the S coast of England, constituting a county of England. 126,900. 147 sq. mi. (381 sq. km).
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|Noun||1.||wight - a human being; `wight' is an archaic term|
|2.||Wight - an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel|
county - (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government; "the county has a population of 12,345 people"
British Isles - Great Britain and Ireland and adjacent islands in the north Atlantic
English Channel - an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and Britain
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n (old) → Wicht m
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