flite

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fliten(to argue, quarrel), from Old English flītan(to strive, contend), from Proto-Germanic *flītaną(to strive, contend). Akin to German befleissen(to apply oneself diligently, endeavor), Swedish beflita(to apply to, study), Dutch vlijt(diligence, assiduity), German Fleiss(diligence, assiduity), Swedish flit(diligence), Danish flid(diligence).

Noun[edit]

flite ‎(plural flites)

  1. a quarrel, dispute, wrangling
  2. a scolding

Verb[edit]

flite ‎(third-person singular simple present flites, present participle fliting, simple past flited or flote, past participle flited or flitten)

  1. to dispute, quarrel, wrangle, brawl
  2. to scold, jeer

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