aught (n.1) Look up aught at
"something," Old English awiht "aught, anything, something," literally "e'er a whit," from Proto-Germanic *aiwi "ever" (from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity;" see eon) + *wihti "thing, anything whatever" (see wight). In Shakespeare, Milton and Pope, aught and ought occur indiscriminately.
aught (n.2) Look up aught at
"nothing, zero," faulty separation of a naught (see naught; see adder for the separation problem).