saught

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • saucht (Scotland)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English saughte, seihte, from Old English saht, seaht, seht (settlement, arrangement, agreement, terms arranged between two parties by an umpire, a peace between two powers, friendship, peace), from Proto-Germanic *sahtiz (reproach, agreement, reconciliation), from Proto-Indo-European *sāg- (to seek, trace). Cognate with Icelandic sátt (reconciliation, settlement).

NounEdit

saught (plural saughts)

  1. (UK dialectal) Reconciliation; peace.

VerbEdit

saught (third-person singular simple present saughts, present participle saughting, simple past and past participle saughted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, UK dialectal) To reconcile; become reconciled.

AdjectiveEdit

saught (comparative more saught, superlative most saught)

  1. (UK dialectal) Reconciled; agreed; at one.
Last modified on 3 August 2013, at 17:52