fæmne

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *faimnijǭ ‎(maiden), related to (but not directly cognate with) Old Saxon fēmea, fēhmia, West Frisian fæm, Icelandic feima ‎(maiden). Unrelated to Latin fēmina ‎(female, woman), and probably also to Latin famula ‎(female servant).

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Noun[edit]

fǣmne f ‎(nominative plural fǣmnan)

  1. female, woman, damsel, maid, maiden, virgin
    Sceal fémne hire freónd geséccan. — The maiden shall seek her lover.

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