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wight1

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Pronunciation: /wʌɪt
 
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noun

archaic or dialect
1A person of a specified kind: he always was an unlucky wight
More example sentences
  • On every poor wight have I ever had ruth and give them alms for love of thee.
  • ‘Sweet Sirs!’ quoth the wight, ‘I'm Edgar the Knight, with my Squire so trusty and kind.’
1.1 literary A spirit, ghost, or other supernatural being.
Example sentences
  • The bell let out an ear-shattering, death-defying ring that sent out ghosts and wights and phantoms and other eerie, unfriendly shadowlings.
  • At such places ancestors, gods, goddesses, wights and other nature/spirit beings are felt most strongly, and communication with these and ‘non-human persons’ (animals, stones and so on) is said to be particularly effective.
  • I am sharing food and drink with gods, goddesses, and wights of the land, other spirits, and my spiritual and religious community.

Origin

Old English wiht 'thing, creature', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wicht 'little child' and German Wicht 'creature'.

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Wight2

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Pronunciation: /wʌɪt
 
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A shipping forecast area covering the English Channel roughly between the Strait of Dover and the meridian of Poole.

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