Complete Definition of "emmet"

English

Etymology
ME. emete, Old English æmete. (bef. 12c) Cognate to ant.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'Émɪt/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Émɪt|-Émɪt

Noun
en-noun

  1. archaic An ant

#:*1789: Once a dream did weave a shade / O'er my angel-guarded bed / That an emmet lost its way / Where on grass methought I lay. - William Blake, Songs of Innocence
#:*1993: We are scurrying emmets or pismires with our sad little comedies. â Anthony Burgess, A Dead Man in Deptford

  1. Cornish dialect A tourist

Category:Old English derivations

fr:emmet
ru:emmet
te:emmet
vi:emmet
zh:emmet

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