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[eyt] /eɪt/
noun, British Dialect
a small island, especially in a river.
Also, eyot.
Origin of ait
before 900; Middle English eyt, Old English ȳgett, diminutive of ieg, īg island, cognate with Middle Low German ō, ōge, ou(we), Old High German ouwa, Old Norse ey. See island Unabridged
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(dialect) an islet, esp in a river
Word Origin
Old English ӯgett small island, from iegisland
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