chiefly Scottish
: diligent and conscientious : hardworking
eident in Scotland's cause
eidently adverb

Word History


Middle English (northern dialect) ithen, ithand, from Old Norse ithinn, īthen, from ith, īth work, activity; akin to Old English īdig busy

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“Eident.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eident. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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