eyelid

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From Middle English eyelidd, eye-led, eiȝelid, eghe-lydd, yȝe-lydd, ehlid, yhelidd, equivalent to eye +‎ lid. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Oogenlid (eyelid), West Frisian eachlid (eyelid), Dutch ooglid (eyelid), German Low German Ooglidd (eyelid), German Augenlid (eyelid).

Superseded non-native Middle English palpebre (eyelid), borrowed from Latin palpebra (eyelid).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪ.lɪd/
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eyelid (plural eyelids)

  1. A thin skin membrane that covers and moves over an eye.

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