Word of the day

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wraith (noun) – 1. An apparition of someone that is believed to appear as a portent just before that person’s death.
2. The ghost of a dead person.
3. Something faint or insubstantial.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1510s, “ghost,” Scottish, of uncertain origin. Weekley and Century Dictionary suggest Old Norse vor?r “guardian” in the sense of “guardian angel.” Klein points to Gaelic and Irish arrach “spectre, apparition.”