Isle of Wight

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English Wiht, Wihte ealond, Latin Vectis (c.150), from Celtic Ictis (literally nether), akin to Old Irish icht (nether, bottom), Muir n-Icht (English Channel, literally the nether sea), referring to the fact that the Isle of Wight is the southern-most of the British Isles.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪ(ə)l əv ˌwaɪt/

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Isle of Wight

  1. An island and county off the south coast of England in the English Channel opposite Southampton.

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