Meaning and Origin
What does the name Whit mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
Etymology: OE. wight wiht, AS. wiht a creature, a thing. See Wight, and cf. Aught Naught
- A tiny or scarcely detectable amount
From Middle English, from Old English wiht (“wight, person, creature, being, whit, thing, something, anything”), from Proto-Germanic *wihtą (“thing, creature”) or Proto-Germanic *wihtiz (“essence, object”), from Proto-Indo-European *wekti- (“cause, sake, thing”), from Proto-Indo-European *wekʷ- (“to say, tell”). Cognate with Old High German wiht (“creature, thing”), Dutch wicht, German Wicht. See also wight.
- The smallest part or particle imaginable; an iota.
- He worked tirelessly to collect and wind a ball of string eight feet around, and it matters not one .
whit was also found in the following language(s): Middle English and Scots