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wraith (n.)

1510s, "ghost," Scottish, of uncertain origin. Weekley and Century Dictionary suggest Old Norse vorðr "guardian" in the sense of "guardian angel." Klein points to Gaelic and Irish arrach "specter, apparition."

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Definitions of wraith

wraith (n.)
a mental representation of some haunting experience;
Synonyms: ghost / shade / spook / specter / spectre
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