Wight vs Twight - What's the difference?
As a noun wight
is (archaic) a living creature, especially a human being.
As an adjective wight
is (archaic except in dialects
) brave, valorous, strong.
As a verb twight is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl), from (etyl) . See also (l).
The meaning of the wraith-like creature is from barrow-wights in world.
(archaic) A living creature, especially a human being.
* circa 1602 , , act 1, scene 3:
* 1626 , , verse vi
- O base Hungarian wight ! wilt thou the spigot wield?
(paganism) A being of one of the Nine Worlds of heathen belief, especially a nature spirit, elf or ancestor.
(poetic) A ghost or other supernatural entity.
* 1789 , , lines 14-15-16
- Oh say me true if thou wert mortal wight
And why from us so quickly thou didst take thy flight.
(fantasy) A wraith-like creature.
- But I saw a glow-worm near,
Who replied: ‘What wailing wight
Calls the watchman of the night?
From (etyl), from (etyl)
(archaic except in dialects ) Brave, valorous, strong.
*:I haue two sones that were but late made knyghtes / and the eldest hyghte sir Tirre // and my yongest sone hyght Lauayne / and yf hit please yow / he shalle ryde with yow vnto that Iustes / and he is of his age x stronge and wyght
Strong; stout; active.
* Isle of Wight