Word – Wraith
Wraith – Word of the Day
The ghostlike image of someone, seen around the time of their death. Usually used to refer to someone of something that is pale and/or thin.
Also, a barely visible form or substance.
This word first appeared in a 1513 English translation of Virgil’s “The Aeneid”.
- Heart attacks had reduced his mother to a wraith.
- I saw a wraith of my deceased father one night. I couldn’t sleep a wink after that.
- Legend has it, the wraith of the murdered princess roams the fortress every year on the night of her death, looking for the man who can restore her honour.
- If you want to interpret your repeated sighting of that wraith, you could always meet the witch on West 81st street.
- The wind was sending a wraithlike column of smoke skyward.
- I saw a wraithlike figure of a woman while hiking in the mountains yesterday. I still can’t be sure if she was real.