From Scots eident, Scottish form of ithand.
eident (comparative more eident, superlative most eident)
- (Scotland, Ireland) Busy, industrious, diligent.
- 1934, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Grey Granite, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 553:
- far off through the hedges some eident body was at work with a lawn-mower, clinkle-clankle, a bairn was wailing in a bairn's unease as Chris dug and raked […].