see also: EFT
Pronunciation Noun

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?
  • Russian: трито́н

eft (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Again; afterwards
    • 14thC, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale in The Canterbury Tales,
      Were I unbounden, all so may I the, / I woulde never eft come in the snare.
    • 1384, John Wycliffe, Bible (Wycliffe): Mark, ii, 1,
      And eft he entride in to Cafarnaum, aftir eiyte daies.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/MaloryWks2/1:23.5?rgn=div2;view=fulltext 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
    • 1557, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, The Fourth Book of Virgil,
      And when they were all gone, / And the dim moon doth eft withhold the light, […]
  • Russian: по́сле



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