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wiht

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Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /wɪçt/

Etymology 1

From Germanic *wextiz. 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

wiht n/f (plural wihtu)

  1. creature, person, thing, being
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Etymology 2

From Germanic *wextiz. Cognate with Middle (and modern) Dutch wicht, Old Norse vætt(Danish vægt, Norwegian vekt); Old High German giwihti (German Gewicht).

Noun

wiht f

  1. weight
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