eft

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See also: EFT and eft-

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English efeta, of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

eft (plural efts)

  1. A newt, especially the European smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris, syn. Triturus punctatus).
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.10:
      Only these marishes and myrie bogs, / In which the fearefull ewftes do build their bowres, / Yeeld me an hostry mongst the croking frogs […].
    • 1844, Robert Browning, "Garden Fancies," II. Sibrandus Schafnaburgennis:
      How did he like it when the live creatures
      Tickled and toused and browsed him all over,
      And worm, slug, eft, with serious features
      Came in, each one, for his right of trover?
Usage notes[edit]

The term red eft is used for the land-dwelling juvenile stage of the Eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens).

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English eft, from Proto-Germanic *aftiz. Compare after, aft.

Adverb[edit]

eft (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Again; afterwards
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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aftiz. Cognate with Old Frisian eft, Old Saxon eft, Old Norse ept.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

eft

  1. a second time, again; afterwards

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aftiz. Cognate with Old Frisian eft, Old English eft, Old Norse ept.

Adverb[edit]

eft

  1. afterwards, again

Yola[edit]

Noun[edit]

eft

  1. newt

References[edit]

  • J. Poole W. Barnes, A Glossary, with Some Pieces of Verse, of the Old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (1867)