eyot

[ ahy-uh t, eyt ]
/ ˈaɪ ət, eɪt /
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noun British Dialect.

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eyot

/ (aɪt) /

noun

British rare island

Word Origin for eyot

variant of ait
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Word Origin and History for eyot

eyot


n.

"small island," from Middle English eyt, from Old English iggað "small island," diminutive of eg, ig, ieg "island" (see island). Ending influenced by French diminutive suffix -ot.

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