flien

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English flēogan, from Proto-Germanic *fleuganą. This verb is often conflated with fleen (to flee).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfliː(ə)n/, /ˈflɛi̯(ə)n/, /ˈfleːn/

Verb[edit]

flien (intransitive)

  1. To fly; to travel in the air.
  2. (used of clouds, stars, etc.) To move in the sky.
  3. To travel with alacrity or haste; to rush.
  4. To shoot or burst; to move rapidly.
  5. To fall or sink; to move rapidly down.
  6. (figuratively) To proliferate; to be disseminated.
  7. (rare, of gamebirds) To attack one's quarry or prey.

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: fly
  • Scots: fle
  • Yola: vlee