- Obsolete a living being; creature
- Archaic a human being; person: now sometimes used in a patronizing or commiserating sense
Origin: Middle English wiht from OE, akin to German wicht, creature, Gothic waihts, thing from Indo-European base an unverified form wekti-, thing from source Old Church Slavonic veštǐ, thing
Origin: Middle English wihte from Old Norse vigt, neuter of vigr, skilled inch(es) arms, akin to Old English wigan, to fight: for Indo-European base see victor
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Origin: Middle English, from Old English wiht; see wekti- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse vīgt, neuter of vīgr, able to fight; see weik-3 in Indo-European roots.
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