Wraith

Wraith

(?), n. [Scot. wraith, warth; probably originally, a guardian angel, from Icel. vrr a warden, guardian, akin to E. ward. See Ward a guard.]
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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.]
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She was uncertain if it were the gypsy or her wraith.
Sir W. Scott.
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O, hollow wraith of dying fame.
Tennyson.
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2. Sometimes, improperly, a spirit thought to preside over the waters; -- called also water wraith. M. G. Lewis.
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