fiffealde

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fifaldǭ, *fīfildǭ (butterfly), from Proto-Indo-European *pāpel-, *pe(y)pel- (butterfly). Akin to Old Saxon fīfoldara (butterfly), Old High German fifaltara, fīfaltara (butterfly) (> Modern German Falter (butterfly)), Old Norse fífrildi (butterfly), Dutch vijfwouter.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfiːf.fæɑlde/, /ˈfiːf.væɑlde/

Noun[edit]

fīffealde f (nominative plural fīffealdan)

  1. butterfly

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