Wraith

   An apparition of a person who is alive, or died the moment the Wraith appeared. The Wraith looks exactly like the living or dead person looks at that moment, including clothes, hair, etcetera.

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  • Wraith — 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. An apparition of a person in his exact likeness, seen before death, or a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wraith — index phantom Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wraith — [reıθ] n literary a ↑ghost …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wraith — [ reıθ ] noun count LITERARY a GHOST …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wraith — (n.) 1510s, ghost, Scottish, of uncertain origin. Weekley suggests O.N. vorðr guardian in the sense of guardian angel. Klein points to Gael., Ir. arrach specter, apparition …   Etymology dictionary

  • wraith — *apparition, phantasm, phantom, ghost, spirit, specter, shade, revenant …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • wraith — ► NOUN 1) a ghost or ghostly image of someone, especially one seen shortly before or after their death. 2) literary a wisp or faint trace. DERIVATIVES wraithlike adjective. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • wraith — [rāth] n. [Scot, earlier warth, guardian angel < ON vǫrthr, guardian < vartha, to ward, guard: for IE base see WARD] 1. a ghost 2. the spectral figure of a person supposedly seen as a premonition just before that person s death wraithlike… …   English World dictionary

  • Wraith — A wraith is an apparition of a person, living or dead, that may appear shortly before or after death. The appearance of a wraith is often considered to be an omen. History The word wraith is first attested in 1513, with the meaning of ghost or… …   Wikipedia

  • Wraith — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

  • Wraith — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. les Wraiths sont une race extraterrestre fictive de la série télévisée de science fiction Stargate Atlantis Wraith : le Néant est un jeu de rôles de White …   Wikipédia en Français

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