fah

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

An anglicised spelling of fa.

Noun[edit]

fah (plural fahs)

  1. (music) Alternative form of fa.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

fah

  1. (New England) Pronunciation spelling of far.

Anagrams[edit]


Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *faih, from Proto-Germanic *faihaz.

Adjective[edit]

fāh

  1. guilty; criminal
  2. hostile
  3. outlawed
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Middle English: fo, foo; fa
    • English: foe (obsolete as an adjective)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *faih, from Proto-Germanic *faihaz, from Proto-Indo-European *póyḱos; cognate with Old High German fēh, Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍃 (faihs). The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek ποικίλος (poikílos, multicoloured).

The inflected stem fāg- may be because this word ultimately reflects a Proto-Germanic variant *faigaz; alternatively, it may be due to analogy with other adjectives with an alternation between [x] and [ɣ], such as smēag, smēah (creeping, subtle).

Adjective[edit]

fāh

  1. decorated, coloured, shining, adorned
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *fak, from Proto-Germanic *faką, whence also Old English fæc.

Noun[edit]

fah n

  1. wall

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle High German: vach