Antonyms for wight

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The yacht, as we before observed, was bound to Cowes, in the Isle of Wight.

Seen from the west the Wight is beautiful beyond all laws of beauty.

He was formally arrested by Wight and committed for trial by the Inspector.

What wight have you to cwout yourthelf into a theat bethide a gentleman, thir?

I see, by the course you are steering, that you are making for the Isle of Wight.

I hear from Mrs. Alfred they are got to their new abode in the Isle of Wight.

Mr Dennett, of the Isle of Wight, first introduced the rocket-plan in 1825.

Your note of July 27th has just reached me in the Isle of Wight.

Oh for one hour of Wallace wight Or well-skilled Bruce to rule the fight.

We are getting on very well, we are now off the Isle of Wight.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wiht "living being, creature," from Proto-Germanic *wekhtiz (cf. Old Saxon wiht "thing, demon," Dutch wicht "a little child," Old High German wiht "thing, creature, demon," German Wicht "creature, infant," Old Norse vettr "thing, creature," Swedish vätte "spirit of the earth, gnome," Gothic waihts "something"). The only apparent cognate outside Germanic is Old Church Slavonic vešti "a thing." Not related to the Isle of Wight, which is from Latin Vectis (c.150), originally Celtic, possibly meaning "place of the division."

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