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[ bahyt ]
a bend or curve in the shore of a sea or river.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF BIGHT?
Bight has several senses in Modern English. It can refer to a bend or curve in the shore of a sea or river, a body of water bounded by such a bend, or the loop or bent part of a rope. Following the twists and turns of its morphology, we arrive at Middle English byght, bight, beghte, beythe “the fork of the legs, the pit or hollow of the arm, (in names) bend or bay,” from Old English byht “a bending, corner, dwelling, bay, bight.” The English word comes from Germanic buhtiz, from the Proto-Indo-European root bheug(h)-, bhoug(h)-, bhug(h)– “to bend,” which is the source of Sanskrit bhujáti “(he) bends,” Gothic biugan and Old English būgan, both meaning “to bow,” and Old English boga “arch, bow” (as in English rainbow and bow and arrow).
HOW IS BIGHT USED?
The boardwalk weaves along the bight from the ferry terminal on Grinnell to the end of Front Street. - MELISSA COLEMAN, "36 HOURS IN KEY WEST, FLA." NEW YORK TIMES, APRIL 29, 2015
A bight is simply a long and gradual coastal curve that creates a large bay, often with shallow waters. You’re likely already familiar with a number of bights — for instance, the area between Long Island and New Jersey on the East Coast is known as the New York Bight, while California’s Channel Islands live in the Southern California Bight, which stretches all the way from Santa Barbara to San Diego. - HANNAH LOTT-SCHWARTZ, "AUSTRALIA'S SOUTHERN COAST HAS STUNNING VIEWS AND INCREDIBLE WILDLIFE YOU WON'T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE," TRAVEL & LEISURE, JULY 14, 2019