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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wight \Wight\, adjective [OE. wight, wiht, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. v[imac]gr in fighting condition, neut. v[imac]gh ??? v[imac]g war, akin to AS. w[imac]g See {Vanquish}.] Swift; nimble; agile; strong and active. [Obs. or Poetic]

'T is full wight, God wot, as is a roe. --Chaucer.

He was so wimble and so wight. --Spenser.

They were Night and Day, and Day and Night, Pilgrims wight with steps forthright. --Emerson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wight \Wight\, noun Weight. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wight \Wight\, noun [OE. wight, wiht, a wight, a whit, AS. wiht, wuht, a creature, a thing; skin to D. wicht a child, OS. & OHG. wiht a creature, thing, G. wicht a creature, Icel. v[ae]tt? a wight, v[ae]tt? a whit, Goth. wa['i]hts, wa['i]ht, thing; cf. Russ. veshche a thing. ?. Cf. {Whit}.]

1. A whit; a bit; a jot. [Obs.]

She was fallen asleep a little wight. --Chaucer.

2. A supernatural being. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

3. A human being; a person, either male or female; -- now used chiefly in irony or burlesque, or in humorous language. "Worst of all wightes." --Chaucer.

Every wight that hath discretion. --Chaucer.

Oh, say me true if thou wert mortal wight. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

wight

noun

1: a human being; 'wight' is an archaic term [syn: {creature}, {wight}]

2: an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel [syn: {Wight}, {Isle of Wight}]


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