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Wight  (wt), Isle of
An island in the English Channel off south-central England. It is a popular resort area and yachting center. Queen Victoria often stayed at the Osborne House near Cowes.

wight 1  (wt)
n. Obsolete
A living being; a creature.

[Middle English, from Old English wiht; see wekti- in Indo-European roots.]

wight 2  (wt)
adj. Archaic
Valorous; brave.

[Middle English, from Old Norse vgt, neuter of vgr, able to fight; see weik-3 in Indo-European roots.]
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