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From Middle English eien, eyen, iȝen (nominative plural of eie), from Old English ēagan (nominative plural of ēage), from Proto-West Germanic *augōn (nominative plural of *augā), from Proto-Germanic *augōnō (nominative plural of *augô).
- (dialectal or obsolete) plural of
- 1897, William Morris, “Chapter VII. Birdalone Hath an Adventure in the Wood”, in The Water of the Wondrous Isles (Fantasy), Project Gutenberg, published 2005:
- But well are thine eyen set in thy head, wide apart, well opened, […]
- Alternative form of