fet

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See also: FET, Fet, and fèt

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English fetten, feten, from Old English fetian, fatian(to bring, fetch), probably a conflation of Proto-Germanic *fetaną(to go), from Proto-Indo-European *ped-(to walk, stumble, fall); and Proto-Germanic *fatōną(to hold, seize), also from Proto-Indo-European *ped-. Cognate with Dutch vatten(to catch, grab), German fassen(to lay hold of, seize, take, hold). Compare also Icelandic feta(to find one's way). More at fetch.

Verb[edit]

fet ‎(third-person singular simple present fets, present participle fetting, simple past and past participle fet)

  1. (obsolete) To fetch.

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare feat, French fait, and Italian fetta(slice), German Fetzen(rag).

Noun[edit]

fet ‎(plural fets)

  1. (obsolete) A piece.
    • Michael Drayton
      The bottom clear,
      Now laid with many a fet
      Of seed pearl.

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Noun[edit]

fet ‎(plural not attested)

  1. (BDSM, slang) fetish
    • 1997, "NuBabyByte", Iron Shackles, Bare Feet (on newsgroup alt.torture)
      oh, btw...when you consider the fet-clothing available out there, realize how many have a collar attached.
    • 2003, "Morgane", Relatives turning up in the scene (on newsgroup soc.subculture.bondage-bdsm)
      It was 'Lingerie Night' at a local fet club a few years ago.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Aromanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin fētō. Compare Daco-Romanian făta.

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Verb[edit]

fet ‎(past participle fitatã)

  1. (of mammals) give birth, foal, litter, calve

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin fētus. Compare Daco-Romanian făt.

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Noun[edit]

fet m ‎(plural fets)

  1. young child, boy

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin factum. Compare Old French fet, Modern French fait

Noun[edit]

fet m ‎(plural fets)

  1. fact

Verb[edit]

fet

  1. past participle of fer

Chuukese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of föri + met

Contraction[edit]

fet

  1. What is someone doing?
    Ka fet?
    What are you doing?

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fetą, from Proto-Indo-European *pedóm, from *ped-.

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Noun[edit]

fet n ‎(genitive singular fets, nominative plural fet)

  1. step
  2. (historical) a unit of measure equivalent to half an alin, or 3 lófar
  3. foot (unit of measure equivalent to 12 inches)

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

fet

  1. rafsi of fetsi.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse feitr

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Adjective[edit]

fet ‎(neuter singular fett, definite singular and plural fete, comparative fetere, indefinite superlative fetest, definite superlative feteste)

  1. fat
  2. fatty (especially food)

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Old English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

fēt

  1. plural of fōt

Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin factus.

Verb[edit]

fet

  1. past participle of fere
  2. third-person singular present indicative of fere

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin factum.

Noun[edit]

fet m ‎(oblique plural fez or fetz, nominative singular fez or fetz, nominative plural fet)

  1. act; action
  2. fact

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *wintos(wind), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wéh₁n̥ts.

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Noun[edit]

fet f

  1. whistling, hissing, the sound of a sword cleaving the air
  2. (musical intrument) pipe

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish fēter, from Old Norse feitr, from Proto-Germanic *faitaz.

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Adjective[edit]

Inflection of fet
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular fet fetare fetast
Neuter singular fett fetare fetast
Plural feta fetare fetast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 fete fetare fetaste
All feta fetare fetaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.
  1. fat, obese (about people or animals)
    Fetare gubbe har jag nog aldrig sett tidigare.
    I don't think I've seen such a fat guy before.
  2. containing much fat (about food)
  3. being especially fertile, profitable or lucrative; (slang) good, extraordinary, phat (a general intensifier, usually positive)
    Du missade en riktigt fet chans.
    You missed quite a good opportunity.
    Shit, vilken fet bil du har köpt!
    Damn, what a nice/cool/phat car you've bought!