אי, "Ee" island. The plural form is איים ee-YEEM.
This word is found in Y'sha'yahu (Isaiah) chapters 41 and 42 quite a bit. It is translated as: coastland(s), islands, regions, dry land, isles.
Let's look at the opening few words of Y'sha'yahu 41.
הַחֲרִישׁוּ אֵלַי אִיִּים
ha-cha-ree-shoo: Keep silence, or listen to me. Also hold your peace, BE QUIET! The shoresh (root) of this first word is חרש, chaRAHSH, which has several connotations according to Strong's Concordance:
A primitive root; to scratch, i.e. (by implication) to engrave, plough; hence (from the use of tools) to fabricate (of any material); figuratively, to devise (in a bad sense); hence (from the idea of secrecy) to be silent, to let alone; hence (by implication) to be deaf (as an accompaniment of dumbness) -- X altogether, cease, conceal, be deaf, devise, ear, graven, imagine, leave off speaking, hold peace, plow(-er, man), be quiet, rest, practise secretly, keep silence, be silent, speak not a word, be still, hold tongue, worker.
אלי a-laee: upon me, toward, about, before me
ee-YEEM coastland(s), islands, regions, dry land, isles.