Map of Australia, showing the Great Australian Bight.




  • From Middle English bight, biȝt, byȝt (also bought, bowght, bouȝt, see bought), from Old English byht, from Proto-Germanic *buhtiz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰūgʰ-. Cognate with Scots bicht, Dutch bocht, Low German Bucht, German Bucht, Danish bugt, Icelandic bugða, Albanian butë . Compare bought.

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