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Middle English[edit]



  1. Alternative form of evete



  1. eft: again; afterwards
    • 1485Thomas Malory. Le Morte Darthur, Book X, Chapter xli, leaf 240r
      Thenne sir launcelot was wrothe / and smote sir Bleoberys so sore vpon the helme that his hede bowed doune backward / And he smote efte another buffet that he auoyded his sadel
      "Then Sir Launcelot was wrothy and smote Sir Bleoberis so sore upon the helm that his head bowed down backward. And he smote eft another buffet, that he avoided his saddle"
  2. back (to a previous place or state); Alternative form of eft
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter V, in Le Morte Darthur, book XXI:
      Than syr bedwere retorned ageyn & took the swerde in hys hande / and than hym thought synne and shame to throwe awaye that nobyl swerde / and so efte he hydde the swerde and retorned ageyn and tolde to the kyng that he had ben at the water and done his commaundemente
      Then Sir Bedivere returned again and took the sword in his hand, and then it seemed a sin and a shame to him to throw away that noble sword, and so he hid the sword back again and returned again and told the king that he had been at the water and done what he commanded.

Old Frisian[edit]


  • IPA(key): /ˈeːfte/, [ˈɛːfte]



  1. Alternative form of āfte


  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN