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wight (wyt) noun
1. A living being.
2. A supernatural being.
[From Middle English, from Old English wiht.]
Strong and valiant, especially in war.
[From Middle English, from Old Norse vigt.]
"Was there any other thing in which I could procure myself to be
ignominiously repulsed by this lean, penniless wight?"
"In this by place of nature there abode, in a remote period of American
history, that is to say, some thirty years since, a worthy wight of
the name of Ichabod Crane, who sojourned, or, as he expressed it,
`tarried,' in Sleepy Hollow, for the purpose of instructing the children
of the vicinity."
This week's theme: Anglo-Saxon words.
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against its government. -Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)