fehu

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fehu, from Proto-Indo-European *peḱu- (livestock, domestic animals). Germanic cognates include Old Frisian fia (West Frisian fee), Old English feoh ‘cattle, property’ (English fee), Dutch vee, Old High German fihu (German Vieh), Old Norse (Danish , Swedish ), Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌹𐌷𐌿 (faihu). The Indo-European root is also the source of Sanskrit पशु (páśu) ‘cattle’, Latin pecus, Old Armenian ասր (asr, fleece) and Lithuanian pēkus ‘cattle’.

Noun[edit]

fehu n

  1. cattle, livestock
  2. property
  3. money
  4. the runic character (/f/)

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