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Meaning of WRAITH

Pronunciation:  reyth

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"

WRAITH is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: ghost, shade, specter, spectre, spook
 See Also: apparition, phantom, shadow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Wraith\, n. [Scot. wraith, warth; probably originally, a
guardian angel, from Icel. v["o]r[eth]r a warden, guardian,
akin to E. ward. See {Ward} a guard.]
1. An apparition of a person in his exact likeness, seen
   before death, or a little after; hence, an apparition; a
   specter; a vision; an unreal image. [Scot.]

         She was uncertain if it were the gypsy or her
         wraith.                               --Sir W.

         O, hollow wraith of dying fame.       --Tennyson.

2. Sometimes, improperly, a spirit thought to preside over
   the waters; -- called also {water wraith}. --M. G. Lewis.