iland

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English iland, yland, from Old English īġland, īeġland (island). Cognate with Scots iland, yland (island). More at island.

Noun[edit]

iland (plural ilands)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of island
    • 1790, Tobias George Smollett, The Critical review, or, Annals of literature:
      This vast iland seems to have been first peopled by Fins and Laplanders, whom Ihre thinks the first inhabitants of the whole.
    • 1858, Thomas Wright, La mort d'Arthure:
      [...] and there came against him king Marsill, that had in gift an iland of sir Galahalt the haute prince, and this iland had the name Pomitaine.

References[edit]

  • iland in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911