fœtid

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See also: foetid

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin misspelling ‘foetidus’, corruption of fetidus (offensive odor), originally fetere (to stink).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fœtid (comparative more fœtid, superlative most fœtid)

  1. (hypercorrect) Nonstandard spelling of fetid.

References[edit]

fetid” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001