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English

Etymology

From the older forms ewt, from euft, from eft, Old English efete. The n comes from hearing “an ewt” as “a newt”; compare apple, nickname, orange, ox, and, for a similar phenomenon, trickle.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
newt

Plural
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  1. a type of salamander

Synonyms

  • eft (archaic or dialect, or used for some varieties)

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