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 for Wight
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wight \Wight\, n.
     Weight. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wight \Wight\, n. [OE. wight, wiht, a wight, a whit, AS. wiht,
     wuht, a creature, a thing; skin to D. wicht a child, OS. &
     OHG. wiht a creature, thing, G. wicht a creature, Icel.
     v[ae]tt? a wight, v[ae]tt? a whit, Goth. wa['i]hts, wa['i]ht,
     thing; cf. Russ. veshche a thing. ?. Cf. Whit.]
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     1. A whit; a bit; a jot. [Obs.]
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              She was fallen asleep a little wight. --Chaucer.
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     2. A supernatural being. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     3. A human being; a person, either male or female; -- now
        used chiefly in irony or burlesque, or in humorous
        language. "Worst of all wightes." --Chaucer.
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              Every wight that hath discretion.     --Chaucer.
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              Oh, say me true if thou wert mortal wight. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wight \Wight\, a. [OE. wight, wiht, probably of Scand. origin;
     cf. Icel. v[imac]gr in fighting condition, neut. v[imac]gh
     ??? v[imac]g war, akin to AS. w[imac]g See Vanquish.]
     Swift; nimble; agile; strong and active. [Obs. or Poetic]
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           'T is full wight, God wot, as is a roe.  --Chaucer.
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           He was so wimble and so wight.           --Spenser.
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           They were Night and Day, and Day and Night,
           Pilgrims wight with steps forthright.    --Emerson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wight
      n 1: a human being; `wight' is an archaic term [syn: creature,
           wight]
      2: an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
         [syn: Wight, Isle of Wight]

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