flite

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fliten (to argue, quarrel), from Old English flītan (to strive, contend), from Proto-Germanic *flītaną (to strive, contend). Akin to German befleissen (to apply oneself diligently, endeavor), Swedish beflita (to apply to, study), Dutch vlijt (diligence, assiduity), German Fleiss (diligence, assiduity), Swedish flit (diligence), Danish flid (diligence).

Noun[edit]

flite (plural flites)

  1. a quarrel, dispute, wrangling
  2. a scolding

Verb[edit]

flite (third-person singular simple present flites, present participle fliting, simple past flited or flote, past participle flited or flitten)

  1. to dispute, quarrel, wrangle
  2. to scold, jeer

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