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Meaning of speight by Wiktionary Dictionary

speight


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    Etymology

    1598, from earlier specht ( 1552, “woodpecker” ), probably of Middle Dutch or Low German origin, from Middle Low German specht ( “wookpecker” ), from Old Saxon speht ( “woodpecker” ), from Proto-Germanic *spihtaz, *spihtōn, *spiha- ( “woodpecker” ), from Proto-Indo-European *( s )pīk( ʷ )- ( “a kind of bird” ). Cognate with Dutch specht ( “woodpecker” ), German Specht ( “woodpecker” ), Danish spætte ( “woodpecker” ), Latin pīcus ( “woodpecker” ), Ancient Greek πῑπώ ( pīpoú, “woodpecker” ) .

    Noun

    speight ( plural: speights )

    1. ( bird ) a woodpecker .



Definition of speight by GCIDE Dictionary

speight


  1. Speight n. [G. specht, probably akin to L. picus: cf. D. specht. √169. See Pie a magpie.] ( Zool. ) A woodpecker; -- called also specht, spekt, spight. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]