feþer

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English feþer.

Noun[edit]

feþer (plural feþeres)

  1. a feather

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *feþrō, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (feather, wing), from *peth₂- (to fly). Cognate with Old Frisian feþere, fethere, Old Saxon feþera, fethera, Old Dutch fethera, fethara, Old High German fedara , Old Norse fjǫðr. The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek πέτεσθαι (pétesthai), πτῶσις (ptôsis), Latin penna, Old Armenian թիռ (tʿiṙ), Celtic Proto-Celtic *petno- (Old Irish én, Breton ein (bird)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeθer/, [ˈfeðer]

Noun[edit]

feþer f

  1. a feather
    Se fenix ascæceþ feþre: the phoenix shakes its feathers.

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