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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for ait

islet, isle, ait

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British Dictionary definitions for ait



  1. dialect an islet, esp in a river

Word Origin for ait

Old English ӯgett small island, from ieg island
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