wiht

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Etymology 1[edit]

From a fusion of Proto-Germanic *wihtiz (feminine) and *wihtą (neuter), both meaning "thing." These words became *wihti and *wiht in West Germanic and then merged in prehistoric Old English by regular sound change. Cognate with Old Saxon wiht (Low German Wicht), Old Dutch wiht (Dutch wicht), Old High German wiht (German Wicht), Old Norse vætr (Swedish vätte), and Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍄𐍃 (waihts) and 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍄 (waiht).

Noun[edit]

wiht f or n

  1. thing
  2. being, creature
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Feminine:

Neuter:

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  • Middle English: wiȝt, wight

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *wihti.

Cognate with Middle Low German wicht, Dutch wicht, gewicht, Old Norse vætt (compare also Danish vægt, Norwegian vekt); Old High German giwihti (German Gewicht).

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wiht f

  1. weight
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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *wihti.

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).

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Noun[edit]

wiht n or f

  1. creature, person, thing, being

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