eft

1
[ eft ]
/ ɛft /
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noun

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

Origin of eft

1
before 1000; Middle English evet(e), Old English efete; cf. newt

Definition for eft (2 of 3)

eft

2
[ eft ]
/ ɛft /

adverb Archaic.

Origin of eft

2
before 900; Middle English, Old English; akin to aft1, after

Definition for eft (3 of 3)

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British Dictionary definitions for eft (1 of 2)

eft

1
/ (ɛft) /

noun

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

Word Origin for eft

Old English efeta

British Dictionary definitions for eft (2 of 2)

eft

2
/ (ɛft) /

adverb

archaic
  1. again
  2. afterwards

Word Origin for eft

Old English; see aft, after
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Word Origin and History for eft

eft


n.

Old English efte, efeta "small lizard-like animal," of unknown origin (see newt).

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