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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