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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An island.
  • n. See egg.
  • An interj. of wonder or inquiry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

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. (Wiktionary)

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