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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *fehu, from Proto-Indo-European *péḱu (livestock, domestic animals). Germanic cognates include Old Frisian fia (West Frisian fee), Old Saxon fehu (Low German Veeh), Old Dutch (Dutch vee), Old High German fihu (German Vieh), Old Norse (Swedish ), Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌹𐌷𐌿 (faihu). The Indo-European root is also the source of Sanskrit पशु (páśu, cattle), Latin pecus, Old Armenian ասր (asr, fleece) and Lithuanian pēkus (cattle).



feoh n

  1. money
  2. livestock, cattle
    • c. 893, Alfred the Great, Doom Book
      Ġif þē becume ōðres mannes ġīemelēas feoh on hand, þēah hit sīe þīn fēond, ġecȳþ hit him.
      If you come across another person's stray cattle, let him know, even if he is your enemy.
  3. property
  4. the runic character (/f/)


Derived terms[edit]


  • Middle English: feh, fe, fee (with Old French)