feart

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Scots[edit]

Adjective[edit]

feart (comparative mair feart, superlative maist feart)

  1. frightened, afraid
    • 1981, Alasdair Gray, Lanark, p 152:
      It’s the science man I’m feart from. He’s the sort that’ll hammer ye jist because he’s in a bad mood.
    • 2018, Chris McQueer, HWFG, 404Ink 2018, p. 10:
      Wee cunt looks feart ae me noo when joost a second ago he wis laughin at me.

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle Dutch vart, vāert, from Old Dutch fard, from Proto-Germanic *fardiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feart c (plural fearten, diminutive feartsje)

  1. (uncountable) speed, rapidity
  2. (uncountable) sailing, navigation
  3. (countable) canal

Further reading[edit]

  • feart”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011