eyot "small island," from M.E. eyt, from O.E. iggað "small island," dim. of eg, ig, ieg "island" (see ISLAND (Cf. island)). Ending influenced by French dim. suffix -ot.

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  • Eyot — Ey ot ([imac] [o^]t or [=a]t), n. [Ey (AS. [=i]g or Icel. ey) + F. dim. termination ot; cf. AS. [=i]geo[eth]. See {Island}, and cf. {Ait}.] A little island in a river or lake. See {Ait}. [Written also {ait}, {ayt}, {ey}, {eyet}, and {eyght}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eyot — [eıt, ˈeıət] n BrE a small island in a river …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eyot — /uy euht, ayt/, n. Brit. Dial. ait. * * * …   Universalium

  • eyot — noun /aɪət/ A little island, especially in a river or lake …   Wiktionary

  • Eyot — [eigt, ety] A small island or islet in a river, e.g. Chiswick Eyots in the Thames; pronounced eight . Cf. Wick …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • eyot — see ISLAND …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • eyot — n. small island in a river or lake …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eyot — [ eɪət] noun another term for ait …   English new terms dictionary

  • eyot — noun (C) BrE a small island in a river …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • eyot — /eɪt/ (say ayt), /ˈeɪət/ (say ayuht) noun British Obsolete → ait …  

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