Spright (?), n. [See Sprite.]

1.

Spirit; mind; soul; state of mind; mood.

[Obs.] "The high heroic spright." <-- similar to sprite, now most often used. Any difference? -->

Spenser.

Wondrous great grief groweth in my spright. Spenser.

2.

A supernatural being; a spirit; a shade; an apparition; a ghost.

Forth he called, out of deep darkness dread, Legions of sprights. Spenser.

To thee, O Father, Son, and Sacred Spright. Fairfax.

3.

A kind of short arrow.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

 

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Spright, v. t.

To haunt, as a spright.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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