fand

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English fanden, fandien, from Old English fandian (to try, attempt, tempt, test, examine, explore, search out, seek to know, experience, visit), from Proto-Germanic *fandōną (to seek, inquire), from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (to come, go). Cognate with North Frisian fanljien (to visit), Dutch dialectal vanden, German fahnden (to search). Related to find.

Verb[edit]

fand (third-person singular simple present fands, present participle fanding, simple past and past participle fanded)

  1. (transitive) To seek (to do a thing); try; attempt; endeavour; make a shift.
  2. (transitive, UK dialectal) To test; examine; make a trial of; prove.
  3. (transitive, UK dialectal) To put someone through a trial; test; tempt; entice.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English fand, first and third-person singular preterite of Old English findan (to find).

Verb[edit]

fand

  1. simple past tense of find.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fant/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ant
  • Homophone: Pfand (only according to a regional pronunciation of this word)

Verb[edit]

fand

  1. First-person singular preterite of finden.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of finden.

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fand

  1. first-person singular preterite of findan
  2. third-person singular preterite of findan