Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight, England

Etymology[edit]

From Old English Wiht, Wihte ealond, Latin Vectis (c.150), from Proto-Celtic *Ixtis (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 one of the southernmost islands 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, county and unitary authority 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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