feden

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

feden

  1. third-person plural present indicative of feder

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English fēdan, from Proto-West Germanic *fōdijan, from Proto-Germanic *fōdijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (to guard, graze, feed).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

feden (third-person singular simple present fedeth, present participle fedynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative fedde, past participle fed)

  1. to provide for; to maintain (oneself or others):
    1. to feed (supply with nourishment)
    2. to raise; to support young
    3. to satisfy or comfort (spiritually, emotionally)
  2. to provide (someone) with a (positive) emotion
  3. to feed (consume nourishment)
  4. to fatten (to make fat)
  5. (rare) to supply (a fire)
  6. (rare) to mislead; to lead astray

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: feed
  • Scots: fede, feid

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