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ait

 (āt)
n. Chiefly British
A small island.

[Middle English eit, from Old English īgeth, diminutive of īg, īeg, island; see island.]

ait

(eɪt) or

eyot

n
dialect an islet, esp in a river
[Old English ӯgett small island, from ieg island]

ait

(eɪt)

n. Brit.
a small island, esp. in a river.
[before 900; Middle English eyt, Old English ȳgett, diminutive of ieg, īg island. See island]
eyot, ait - A small island in a river or lake is an eyot or ait.
See also related terms for lake.
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