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noun
  1. a newt, especially the eastern newt, Notophthalmus viridescens (red eft), in its immature terrestrial stage.
  2. Obsolete. a lizard.
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Origin of eft1

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

eft2

[eft]
adverb Archaic.
  1. again.
  2. afterward.
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Origin of eft2

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

EFT

or EFTS

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British Dictionary definitions for eft

eft1

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
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Word Origin

Old English efeta

eft2

adverb
  1. archaic
    1. again
    2. afterwards
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Word Origin

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

n.

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

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