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hight in lit. arch. use now only in pt. ‘is called’, ‘was called’, and pp. ‘called, named’. The only surviving form of a Gmc. str. vb. meaning ‘call by name, name, call to do something, bid, command, promise’, repr. by OE. hātan (pt. heht, hēt, pp. hāten), OS. hētan, OHG. heizzan (G. heissen call, bid, be called), ON. heita, Goth. haitan (pt. haihait, pp. haitans); f. a base which has been related to L. ciēre summon, CITE.