feid

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

feid

  1. Imperative of the verb feide ("to have a conflict"),
  2. past participle of feie ("to sweep"), "swept"

Adjective[edit]

feid

  1. condition of being swept

Usage notes[edit]

A great number of verbs can be used as adjectives when inflected to the past participle, but far from all of them are used in this sense. The word feid is mostly used in the sense of something sweeping in the past (as a verb), as in: Jeg har feid gulvet fem ganger i dag = I have swept the floor five times today, where har is the auxiliary verb.


Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

feid f (oblique plural feiz or feitz, nominative singular feid, nominative plural feiz or feitz)

  1. (early Anglo-Norman) Alternative spelling of fei

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Early Scots fede (cognate with Middle English fede), from Old English fǣhþ, fǣhþu, fǣhþo (hostility, enmity, violence, revenge, vendetta), from Proto-Germanic *faihiþō (hatred, enmity), from Proto-Indo-European *pAik-, *pAig- (ill-meaning, wicked). Cognate with English feud and German Fehde.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfiːd/, /ˈfid/

Noun[edit]

feid (plural feids)

  1. (archaic) A feud, enmity, carrying-on of hostility.