|Origin:||alihtan, from lihtan 'to alight'|
alight2 [intransitive] formal
if a bird or insect alights on something, it stops flying and stands on it [= land]
to step out of a vehicle after a journey
She alighted from the train at 74th Street.
alight on/upon somethingphrasal verb
His mind alighted on several possible answers.