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Latin aditus access from past participle of adīre to approach ad- ad- īre to go ei- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Borrowing from Latin aditus ("entrance, access"), from ad (“to, up to”) + itus (“going, departure”).
Either may be used for drainage of the mine workings, in which case it becomes an adit.
I also feel that the deep adit is probably flooded to above roof level.
What was even more puzzling was that the noise was coming from below him in the old abandoned adit.
About 83 fathoms further west the Bog shaft is drained by the same adit " .
It is possible to enter this adit wading through the water and penetrate the old workings for a considerable distance.
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