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eyot

[ahy-uh t, eyt] /ˈaɪ ət, eɪt/
noun, British Dialect
1.
ait.
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British Dictionary definitions for eyot

ait

/eɪt/
noun
1.
(dialect) an islet, esp in a river
Word Origin
Old English ӯgett small island, from iegisland

eyot

/aɪt/
noun
1.
(Brit, rare) island
Word Origin
variant of ait
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Word Origin and History for eyot
n.

"small island," from Middle English eyt, from Old English iggað "small island," diminutive of eg, ig, ieg "island" (see island). Ending influenced by French diminutive suffix -ot.

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