Isle-of-wight definitions

An island and county off the south coast of England in the English Channel opposite Southampton.
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Origin of isle-of-wight

From Old English Wiht, Wihte ealond, Latin Vectis (c.150), from Celtic Ictis (literally “nether”), akin to Old Irish icht (“nether, bottom”), Muir n-Icht (“English Channel”, literally “the nether sea”), referring to the fact that the Isle of Wight is the southern-most of the British Isles.