EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a small island. any island. verb (used with object), isled, isl·ing. to make into or as if into an isle. to place on or as if on an isle. Origin of isle 1250–1300; Middle English i(s)le < Old French < Latin īnsula Related forms isle·less, adjective
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Examples from the Web for isled Historical Examples of isled British Dictionary definitions for isled noun an island, esp a small one: used in literature and (when cap.) in place names Word Origin for isle
C13: from Old French
isle, from Latin insula island
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Word Origin and History for isled n.
late 13c., from Old French
ile, earlier isle, from Latin insula "island," of uncertain origin, perhaps (as the Ancients guessed) from in salo "(that which is) in the sea," from ablative of salum "the open sea." The -s- was restored first in French, then in English in the late 1500s.
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