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Medieval Latin feudum, feodum, fevum, feum etc. is borrowed from Old French or Old Provençal feu/fieu, which is borrowed from Frankish *fehu(livestock, cattle)[1], which stems from Proto-Germanic *fehu.

The -d- in feudum, feodum has been inserted under influence of Latin allodium[2], also of Frankish origin.

Latin feudum is cognate to Catalan feu which is borrowed from Frankish *fehu(livestock, cattle).[3]


feudum n (genitive feudī); second declension

  1. A fief, fee.
    • 1792, Sir Martin Wright, Introduction to the law of tenures, 21
      ea conventio a feudo degenerat cujus eſt Natura ut incerta ſint ſervitia


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative feudum feuda
genitive feudī feudōrum
dative feudō feudīs
accusative feudum feuda
ablative feudō feudīs
vocative feudum feuda

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  1. ^ “feudo” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2
  2. ^ “fief”; in: Jacqueline Picoche, Jean-Claude Rolland, Dictionnaire étymologique du français, Paris 2009, Dictionnaires Le Robert, ISBN 978-2-84902-424-9
  3. ^ http://www.diccionari.cat/lexicx.jsp?GECART=0063693