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ait

[eyt] /eɪt/
noun, British Dialect.
1.
a small island, especially in a river.
Also, eyot.
Origin of ait
900
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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ait

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