ight

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English iht, eiȝt, eȝte, æihte, from Old English ǣht (possessions, property, riches), from Proto-Germanic *aihtiz, from Proto-Indo-European *ēyk- (to have, own, be able to).

Noun[edit]

ight (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) possession
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Contraction[edit]

ight

  1. (slang) Alternative form of aight

References[edit]

  • Ight” listed on page 30 of volume V (H–K), § ii (I) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1901]
      Ight, var. eighte, Aught sb.¹ Obs., possession. [¶] 1390 Gower Conf. II. 378 This Priamus had in his ight [MS. Fairfax 3 yhte] A wife and Hecuba she hight.
  • ight” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]

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