feohtan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fehtaną. Cognate with Old Frisian fiuhta, Old Saxon fehtan, Dutch vechten, Old High German fehtan (German fechten). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peḱ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeo̯htɑn/, [ˈfeo̯xtɑn]

Verb[edit]

feohtan

  1. to fight; contend; make war; combat; struggle

Usage notes[edit]

  • Feohtan was generally not used transitively, as in hēo feaht þone dracan ("she fought the dragon"). Instead it was used with a preposition such as on, onġeġn, or wiþ, all meaning "against": hēo feaht wiþ þone dracan (literally "she fought against the dragon").

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