American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A small island.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small island in a river or lake.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An islet, or little isle, in a river or lake; an eyot.
- n. Scot. Oat.
- Middle English eit, from Old English īgeth, diminutive of īg, īeg, island; see island. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“With them, though the term aitía was employed, and even occasionally in several of the senses in which Aristotle later distinguished it, the commoner term was arché, with which the former was apparently generally interchangeable.”
“Chacun voudrait que son voisin ait un peu de conscience, mais personne n'en veut pour soi-même.”
“Ex his enim," ait, "quae concessa sunt, euenit eorum quidem qui uel sunt uel in possessione uel in prouectu uel in adeptione uirtutis, omnem quaecumque sit bonam, in improbitate uero manentibus omnem pessimam esse fortunam.”
“Si igitur cognitor," ait, "resideres, cui supplicium inferendum putares, eine qui fecisset an qui pertulisset iniuriam?”
“Sed ne illud quidem," ait, "quisquam negabit bonum esse omne quod iustum est contraque quod iniustum est malum.”
“Orto deinde murmure "Non efficietis," ait, "ut solutos verear quos alligatos adduxi.”
“Jacko bounded like a piece of indiarubber on to Gurney's head; next moment he was clinging to the edge of the mainsail, and the next he was comfortably seated on the top of the mast, where he proceeded calmly and leisurely to "ait" the biscuit in the face of its exasperated and rightful owner.”
“Tum uero totis in me intenta luminibus: "Tune ille es," ait, "qui nostro quondam lacte nutritus nostris educatus alimentis in uirilis animi robur euaseras?”
“OK, going off to weep right now cause I have to ait 2 whole years (imagining shaking Nalini) before it comes out!”
“IDW is slowly edging out Image as my current favorite "indy" publisher, but dammit, I always have to trade ait on their books since I don't like paying 4 bucks per issue.”
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