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wight 1

 (wīt)
n. Obsolete
A living being; a creature.

[Middle English, from Old English wiht; see wekti- in Indo-European roots.]

wight 2

 (wīt)
adj. Archaic
Valorous; brave.

[Middle English, from Old Norse vīgt, neuter of vīgr, able to fight; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]
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wight

(waɪt)
n
(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]

wight

(waɪt)
adj
archaic strong and brave; valiant
[C13: from Old Norse vigt; related to Old English wīg battle, Latin vincere to conquer]

Wight

(waɪt)
n
(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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wight1

(waɪt)

n.
1. a human being.
2. Obs.
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]

wight2

(waɪt)

adj. Archaic.
valiant, esp. in war.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse vīgt, neuter of vīgr able to fight]

Wight

(waɪt)

n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wight - a human being; `wight' is an archaic term
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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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Translations
WichtWichtelmann

wight

(archaic) [waɪt] N (hum) → criatura f
luckless wight; sorry wightpobre hombre m
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wight

n (old)Wicht m
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References in classic literature ?
Our first stopping place was the Isle of Wight. We entered the Solent about ten o'clock one morning, and I must confess that my heart sank as we came close to shore.
"Truly," quoth he, after a time, "I think yon fellow is a certain young miller I have seen now and then around the edge of Sherwood; a poor wight, methinks, to spoil a good song about."
In judging of that tempestuous wind called Euroclydon, says an old writer --of whose works I possess the only copy extant -- it maketh a marvellous difference, whether thou lookest out at it from a glass window where the frost is all on the outside, or whether thou observest it from that sashless window, where the frost is on both sides, and of which the wight Death is the only glazier.
I've seen the Black Sea and the Red Sea; I rounded the Isle of Wight; I discovered the Yellow River, And the Orange too by night.
It is about one third as large as the Isle of Wight, and extremely fruitful: it is governed by the head of a certain tribe, who are all magicians.
At length, it would seem, his patient industry found its reward; for, without explanation or apology, he pronounced aloud the words "Isle of Wight," drew a long, sweet sound from his pitch-pipe, and then ran through the preliminary modulations of the air whose name he had just mentioned, with the sweeter tones of his own musical voice.
"But, aunt, she is really so very ignorant!--Do you know, we asked her last night which way she would go to get to Ireland; and she said, she should cross to the Isle of Wight. She thinks of nothing but the Isle of Wight, and she calls it the Island, as if there were no other island in the world.
it proves to many a poor wight in the fishery, upon whom these spikes fall with impaling force.
He's expected at noon, and no wight till he comes May profane the great chair, or the porridge of plums For the best of the cheer, and the seat by the fire, Is the undenied right of the Barefooted Friar.
Without knowing it in the least, we had run up alongside the Isle of Wight, and that tower, tinged a faint evening red in the salt wind-haze, was the lighthouse on St.
In a villa on the westward shore of the Isle of Wight, the glass doors which lead from the drawing-room to the garden are yet open.
Verse is the trade of every living wight.--FRANCIS.