wiht

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wihtiz, “a being”. Cognate with Old Saxon wiht, Dutch wicht, Old High German wiht (German Wicht), Old Norse vættr (exceptional creature), vætr, véttr, or vétr (Danish vætte, Swedish vätte), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍄𐍃 (waihts).

Noun[edit]

wiht ? (nominative plural wihtu)

  1. creature, person, thing, being
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wihtiz. Cognate with Middle (and modern) Dutch wicht, gewicht, Old Norse vætt (cf. also Danish vægt, Norwegian vekt); Old High German giwihti (German Gewicht).

Noun[edit]

wiht f

  1. weight
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Old Saxon[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wihtiz. Cognate with Old English wiht, Dutch wicht, Old High German wiht (German Wicht), Old Norse vættr (exceptional creature), vætr, véttr, or vétr (Danish vætte, Swedish vätte), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍄𐍃 (waihts).

Noun[edit]

wiht n, f

  1. creature, person, thing, being