Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight, England

Etymology[edit]

From Old English Wiht, Wihte ealond, Latin Vecta (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.
  2. An unincorporated community in Virginia, USA, and the county seat of Isle of Wight County.

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