fid

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Origin unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɪd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪd

Noun[edit]

fid (plural fids)

A fid in use aboard the USS John C. Stennis.
  1. (nautical) A pointed tool without any sharp edges, used in weaving or knotwork to tighten and form up weaves or complex knots; used in sailing ships to open the strands of a rope before splicing. Compare marlinespike.
  2. (nautical) A square bar of wood or iron, with a shoulder at one end, to support the weight of the topmast (on a ship).
  3. A plug of oakum for the vent of a gun.
  4. A small thick piece of anything.
    • 1872, The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature
      Four — dreadfully unclad — men, carefully oiled, to protect their skin against the great heat, are moving about with long iron spoons, stirring here and mixing there, or kneading into little fids various compounds of coarse sugar and rancid butter []
  5. A wooden or metal bar or pin, used to support or steady anything.
  6. (nautical, slang) The penis.

Verb[edit]

fid (third-person singular simple present fids, present participle fiding, simple past and past participle fided)

  1. To support a topmast using a fid.

Anagrams[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *widus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fid m

  1. tree
  2. wood, timber
  3. letter of an alphabet
  4. vowel

Declension[edit]

Masculine u-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative fid fidL fedaeH
Vocative fid fidL fidu
Accusative fidN fidL fidu
Genitive fedoH, fedaH fedoL, fedaL fedaeN
Dative fidL fedaib fedaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
fid ḟid fid
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

fid (nominative plural fids)

  1. food

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Verb[edit]

fid

  1. Soft mutation of bid.