ait

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See also: áit, AIT, and aitt

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ait (plural aits)

  1. An island in a river, especially the River Thames in England.
    • R. Hodges (1649)
      The ait where the osiers grew.
    • 1833, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life trans. John Oxenford, book 9,
      Striking richness of vegetation which follows in the windings of the Rhine, marks its banks, islands, and aits.
    • 1853, Charles Dickens, Bleak House, ch. 1,
      Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows.
  2. (Scotland) An oat.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burns to this entry?)

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French[edit]

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ait

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of avoir

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish aitt.

Adjective[edit]

ait

  1. pleasant
  2. fine
  3. comical, queer
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ait

  1. genitive singular of at

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ait n-ait hait t-ait
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Latin[edit]

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āit, ait

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of āiō
  2. it is said (that)

Welsh[edit]

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ait

  1. (literary) second-person singular imperfect / conditional of mynd

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  • aet (colloquial)
  • elet (colloquial)