Words and Phrases
wight

“wight”

Meaning:

person

In Literature:

Excerpt from Elegy on a Loquacious Old Woman by Sarah Leech

Nae body this poor wight could spare,
frae scandal she could ne’er forbear;
as flies light on the place that’s sair,
with wounds contented,
so she their failings a’ laid bare,
and mair invented

Excerpt from The Wanderer by James Orr

I call’d, he whisper’d, wi’ a wight
wham aft I’ve help’d wi’ han’ an’ purse’


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