feu

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See also: féu and fe'u

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feu (plural feus)

  1. (Scotland, law) Land held in feudal tenure.

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Verb[edit]

feu (third-person singular simple present feus, present participle feuing, simple past and past participle feued)

  1. (Scotland, law, transitive) To bring (land) under the system of feudal tenure.
    • 1813, "Keith", Entry in Nicholas Carlisle, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, Volume II, unnumbered page,
      The Village of OLD KEITH is of ancient date, having been partly feued by the predecessors of the Family of Forbes, and partly feued by the Ministers, and stands upon the glebe: this Village is greatly on the decline, and almost a ruin.—About the year 1750, the late Lord FINDLATER divided a barren Muir, and feued it out in small lots [] .
    • 1841, Alexander Dunlop, J. M. Bell, John Murray, James Donaldson (reporters), Cases Decided in the Court of Session, Volume 3, 2nd Series, page 620,
      The prohibition of feuing beyond a certain extent was clearly implied; [] .
    • 2001, Richard Rodger, The Transformation of Edinburgh: Land, Property and Trust in the Nineteenth Century, Cambridge University Press, 2004, Paperback, page 68,
      But in effect, whereas Heriot's knew that their feuing conditions were subordinate to the law of contract, the Earl of Moray knew by 1822 that as a result of the Lords' decision in 1818 estate development could not be controlled by contract law and the feuing plan. [] The impact on the Moray estate was that [] despite a recession in the Edinburgh property market generally after 1826, virtually the entire estate was feued by 1836.

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin foedus.

Adjective[edit]

feu m sg (feminine singular fea, neuter singular feo, masculine plural feos, feminine plural fees)

  1. ugly
  2. bad, gloomy (weather)

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Occitan feu, from Frankish *fehu, from Proto-Germanic *fehu.

Noun[edit]

feu m (plural feus)

  1. fiefdom, fee
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

feu

  1. second-person plural present indicative form of fer
  2. second-person plural present subjunctive form of fer
  3. second-person plural imperative form of fer

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fø/
  • (file)
  • (verlan) IPA(key): /fø/, /fœ/, /fœ.ø/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French fu, from Latin focus (hearth), which in Late and Vulgar Latin replaced the Classical Latin ignis (fire).

Noun[edit]

feu m (plural feux)

  1. fire
  2. (cigarette) lighter
  3. traffic light
    • 1999, Patrick Lemaire, Psychologie cognitive
      « Si le feu est vert, je passe » — If the light is green, I go
      « Si le feu est rouge, je m'arrête » — If the light is red, I stop
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French feüz, fadude (one who has accomplished his destiny), from Vulgar Latin *fatutus, from Latin fatum (destiny).

Adjective[edit]

feu (feminine singular feue, masculine plural feus, feminine plural feues)

  1. deceased
    Elle était la sœur de feu Jean Dupont

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Middle English[edit]

Determiner[edit]

feu

  1. Alternative form of fewe

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fu.

Noun[edit]

feu m (plural feux)

  1. fire

Descendants[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French feu, from Latin focus (hearth).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

feu m (plural feux)

  1. (Jersey) fire
  2. (Jersey, medicine) rash

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Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin foedus. Compare Spanish feo.

Adjective[edit]

feu

  1. (Campidanese) dirty

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feu (plural feus)

  1. feud, tenure, piece of land held by that tenure

Verb[edit]

feu (third-person singular present feus, present participle feuin, past feuit, past participle feuit)

  1. to grant or hold land by tenure

Derived terms[edit]

  • feuar (one who holds land in feu)

Walloon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin focus.

Noun[edit]

feu ?

  1. fire