Wight

Definition of Wight

n.1.Weight.
1.
1.A whit; a bit; a jot.
She was fallen asleep a little wight.
- Chaucer.
2.A supernatural being.
3.A human being; a person, either male or female; - now used chiefly in irony or burlesque, or in humorous language.
Every wight that hath discretion.
- Chaucer.
Oh, say me true if thou wert mortal wight.
- Milton.
a.1.Swift; nimble; agile; strong and active.
'T is full wight, God wot, as is a roe.
- Chaucer.
He was so wimble and so wight.
- Spenser.
They were Night and Day, and Day and Night,
Pilgrims wight with steps forthright.
- Emerson.

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