From Middle English tight, tyght, tyȝt, tiht, variants of thight, thiht, from Old English *þiht, *þīht (attested in meteþiht), from Proto-West Germanic *þį̄ht(ī), from Proto-Germanic *þinhtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *tenkt-, from Proto-Indo-European *ten-. Cognate with Scots ticht, West Frisian ticht, Danish tæt, Icelandic þéttur, Norwegian tett, Swedish tät, Dutch dicht, German dicht.
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