Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English form of egg.
  • Eh! what!
  • A simplified spelling of eye.
  • A termination of various origin, a reduced form of different final syllables in Latin, French, Anglo-Saxon, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • obsolete An interj. of wonder or inquiry.
  • noun obsolete See egg.
  • noun obsolete An island.

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  • pronoun neologism they (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular subject pronoun, coordinate with gendered pronouns he and she.
  • noun obsolete an egg

Etymologies

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From Middle English ey, from Old English ǣġ ("egg"; ǣġru in the plural), from Proto-Germanic *ajjan, *ajjaz (“egg”), from Proto-Indo-European *ōuyo-, *h₂ōwyóm (“egg”). Cognate with West Frisian aai ("egg"), Dutch ei ("egg"), German Low German Ei ("egg"), German Ei ("egg"), Danish æg ("egg"), Swedish ägg ("egg"), Icelandic egg ("egg"), Scottish Gaelic ugh ("egg"), Latin ōvum ("egg"). Was replaced by egg in the 16th century.

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