weight etymology

English word weight comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) wiht (Creature, person, thing, being Weight.)

Detailed word origin of weight

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
wiht Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Creature, person, thing, being Weight.
wiȝt Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
weight English (eng) (transitive) To add weight to something; to make something heavier.. (transitive) To bias something; to slant.. (transitive) To load, burden or oppress someone.. (transitive, dyeing) To load (fabrics) with barite, etc. to increase the weight.. (transitive, horse racing) To handicap a horse with a specified weight.. (transitive, mathematics) To assign weights to individual statistics. [...]

Words with the same origin as weight

Descendants of wiht
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