niht

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

niht (plural nihtes)

  1. Alternative form of nighte

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *nahts, from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts. Cognate with Old Frisian nacht (West Frisian nacht), Old Saxon naht (Low German nacht), Old High German naht (German Nacht), Old Norse nátt (Icelandic nótt), Gothic 𐌽𐌰𐌷𐍄𐍃 (nahts); and with Ancient Greek νύξ (núx), Latin nox, Proto-Slavic *noťь (Russian ночь (nočʹ)).

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Noun[edit]

niht f (Late West Saxon)

  1. Night, particularly:
    1. The time between sunset and sunrise.
      • Bede, Leechdoms, III, 242:
        Seo niht hæfð seofon dælas fram þæra sunnan settlunge oð hire upgang.
        The night has seven parts from sunset to sunrise.
      Dagum and nihtum
      Day and night
    2. Darkness.
  2. Day (when computing spans of time).
    for ten nihtum
    ten days ago

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References[edit]

  • niht in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary