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Wight

[wahyt] /waɪt/
noun
1.
Isle of, an island off the S coast of England, forming an administrative division of Hampshire. 147 sq. mi. (381 sq. km). County seat: Newport.
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wight1

/waɪt/
noun
1.
(archaic) a human being
Word Origin
Old English wiht; related to Old Frisian āwet something, Old Norse vǣttr being, Gothic waihts thing, German Wicht small person

wight2

/waɪt/
adjective
1.
(archaic) strong and brave; valiant
Word Origin
C13: from Old Norse vigt; related to Old English wīg battle, Latin vincere to conquer

Wight

/waɪt/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for wight isle
wight
O.E. wiht "living being, creature," from P.Gmc. *wekhtiz (cf. O.S. wiht "thing, demon," Du. wicht "a little child," O.H.G. wiht "thing, creature, demon," Ger. Wicht "creature, infant," O.N. vettr "thing, creature," Swed. vätte "spirit of the earth, gnome," Goth. waihts "something"). The only apparent cognate outside Gmc. is O.C.S. veti "a thing." Not related to the Isle of Wight, which is from L. Vectis (c.150), originally Celtic, possibly meaning "place of the division."
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