saught

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English saughte, seihte, from Old English saht, seaht, seht (settlement, arrangement, agreement, terms arranged between two parties by an umpire, a peace between two powers, friendship, peace), from Proto-Germanic *sahtiz (reproach, agreement, reconciliation), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂g- (to seek, trace). Cognate with Icelandic sátt (reconciliation, settlement).

Noun[edit]

saught (uncountable)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Reconciliation; peace.

Verb[edit]

saught (third-person singular simple present saughts, present participle saughting, simple past and past participle saughted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, Britain dialectal) To reconcile; become reconciled.

Adjective[edit]

saught (comparative more saught, superlative most saught)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Reconciled; agreed; at one.