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ait

[ eyt ]
/ eɪt /
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noun British Dialect.

a small island, especially a braid bar.

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Also ey·ot [ahy-uht, eyt] /ˈaɪ ət, eɪt/ .

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
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ait

eyot

/ (eɪt) /

noun

dialect an islet, esp in a river

Word Origin for ait

Old English ӯgett small island, from ieg island
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