hight


hight
hight (v.) "named, called" (archaic), from levelled pp. of M.E. highte, from O.E. hatte "I am called" (passive of hatan "to call, name, command") merged with heht "called," active past tense of the same verb. Hatte was the only survival in O.E. of the old Germanic synthetic passive tense. The word is related to O.N. heita, Du. heten, Ger. heißen, Goth. haitan "to call, be called, command" (see CITE (Cf. cite)).

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  • Hight — Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hight — Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hight — Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hight — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Casper Hight (* 1986), deutscher Rapper, Produzent und Regisseur aus Dessau (Sachsen Anhalt) David Hight (* 1943), britischer Bauingenieur (Geotechnik) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hight — Hight, n. A variant of {Height}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hight — [hīt] adj. [ME highte, merging OE hatte, pass. pt. with heht, active pt. of hatan, to command, call: confused in sense with ME hoten, pp. of same v.: akin to Ger heissen < IE base * kēi , to move] Archaic named; called [a maiden hight Elaine] …   English World dictionary

  • hight — Height Height (h[imac]t), n. [Written also {hight}.] [OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. he[ a]h[eth]u, h[=e]h[eth]u fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. h[ o]jd, Dan. h[ o]ide, Icel. h[ae][eth], Goth. hauhi[thorn]a. See {High}.] 1. The condition …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hight — be·hight; hight; …   English syllables

  • hight — hight1 /huyt/, adj. Archaic. called or named: Childe Harold was he hight. [bef. 900; ME; OE heht, reduplicated preterit of hatan to name, call, promise, command (c. G heissen to call, be called, mean); akin to BEHEST] hight2 /huyt/, n. height. *… …   Universalium

  • hight — [[t]haɪt[/t]] adj. archaic called or named: Childe Harold was he hight[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE heht, preterit of hātan to name, call, promise; akin to behest …   From formal English to slang


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