Wicht

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German wiht (creature, thing), from Proto-Germanic *wihtiz (essence, object), from Proto-Indo-European *wekti- (cause, sake, thing). Cognate with Dutch wicht, English wight, Swedish vätte, and Icelandic vættur.

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Noun[edit]

Wicht m (genitive Wichts or Wichtes, plural Wichte)

  1. goblin, sprite, leprechaun, kobold
  2. mean but unimportant person

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Noun[edit]

Wicht n (genitive Wichtes or Wichts, plural Wichter)

  1. (archaic or dialectal, northern and western Germany) child, most often: girl
    • Wilhelm Hey, Fischlein
      Fischlein! Fischlein! du armer Wicht, / schnappe nur ja nach der Angel nicht;

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