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[eyt]
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noun British Dialect.
  1. 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
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ait

eyot

noun
  1. dialect an islet, esp in a river

Word Origin

Old English ӯgett small island, from ieg island
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