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eft

1

[ eft ]

noun

  1. a newt, especially the eastern newt, Notophthalmus viridescens red eft, in its immature terrestrial stage.
  2. Obsolete. a lizard.


eft

2

[ eft ]

adverb

, Archaic.

EFT

3
or EFTS

eft

1

/ ɛft /

noun

  1. a dialect or archaic name for a newt
  2. any of certain terrestrial newts, such as Diemictylus viridescens ( red eft ) of eastern North America


eft

2

/ ɛft /

adverb

  1. archaic.
    1. again
    2. afterwards
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Word History and Origins

Origin of eft1

First recorded before 1000; Middle English evet(e), Old English efete; newt

Origin of eft2

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English; akin to aft 1, after
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Word History and Origins

Origin of eft1

Old English efeta

Origin of eft2

Old English; see aft , after
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Example Sentences

Me were leouere godd hit wite do me toward rome; en forte biginnen hit eft forte donne.

God hit wot me were leouere uorto don me touward rome; en uorto biginnen hit eft forto donne.

The scribe has misplaced eft agen; it should come before to chirche.

And he smote eft another buffet, that he avoided his saddle; and so he rode by, and thrust forth to the thickest.

In ward wary the watcher hearing come that man mildhearted eft rising with swire ywimpled to him her gate wide undid.

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