Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight, England


From Old English Wiht, Wihte iegland, 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.


  • IPA(key): /ˌaɪl ə(v) ˈwaɪt/

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the 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, the county seat of the Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States.


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