eft

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English efeta, of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

eft (plural efts)

  1. A newt, especially the European smooth newt (Triton punctatus).
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.10:
      Only these marishes and myrie bogs, / In which the fearefull ewftes do build their bowres, / Yeeld me an hostry mongst the croking frogs […].
Usage notes[edit]

The term red eft is used for the land-dwelling juvenile stage of the eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens).

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English eft, from Proto-Germanic *aftiz. Compare after, aft.

Adverb[edit]

eft (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) again; afterwards
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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aftiz. Cognate with Old Frisian eft, Old Saxon eft, Old Norse ept.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

eft

  1. a second time, again; afterwards

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aftiz. Cognate with Old Frisian eft, Old English eft, Old Norse ept.

Adverb[edit]

eft

  1. afterwards, again