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- conj. and
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of eat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A dialectal variant of at.
- A suffix of French or other Romance origin, properly diminutive in force, as in billet, billet, bullet, fillet, hatchet, islet, jacket, locket, mallet, pallet, pullet, ticket, etc.
- A suffix of Latin origin, another form of -ate, -ad, as in ballet, sallet, sonnet, etc. Compare the doublets ballad, salad, sonata.
From French et, in turn from Latin et (Wiktionary)