- a small island, especially in a river.
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
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Examples from the Web for ait
Mouha, our charming guide, is from the Ait Atta and was born in a black goat-hair tent in the Saharan dunes.
Some, like the Ait Atta nomads, still migrate throughout the year.
Let my beloved come into his garn, an ait his pleasant fruits.Highways & Byways in Sussex
But ther, you be 'ungry, and you aan't 'ad nothin' to ait for a long time.The Birthright
Dolus autem malus in simulatione, ut ait Aquilius, continetur.De Officiis
Marcus Tullius Cicero
One of the most antient names of the Nile was Ait, or Αετος.
The little one below it, called Queen's ait, now belongs to the Eton boys, who have built a small cottage on it.The Thames
G. E. Mitton
- dialect an islet, esp in a river
Old English ӯgett small island, from ieg island
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