eyot

eyot

[ahy-uht, eyt]
noun British Dialect.
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ait or eyot (eɪt)
 
n
dialect an islet, esp in a river
 
[Old English ӯgett small island, from iegisland]
 
eyot or eyot
 
n
 
[Old English ӯgett small island, from iegisland]

eyot (aɪt)
 
n
rare (Brit) island
 
[variant of ait]

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eyot
"small island," from M.E. eyt, from O.E. igeoð, dim. of eg, ig, ieg "island" (see island). Ending infl. by Fr. dim. suffix -ot.
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