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nounBritish Dialect.
  1. a small island, especially a braid bar.

Origin of ait

First recorded 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 origin at island
  • Also ey·ot [ahy-uht, eyt] /ˈaɪ ət, eɪt/ .

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British Dictionary definitions for ait



/ (eɪt) /

  1. dialect an islet, esp in a river

Origin of ait

Old English ӯgett small island, from ieg island

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