feoh

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Old English[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 Saxon fehu (Low German Veeh), 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’.

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Noun[edit]

feoh n

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

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