flue

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English flue, flewe (mouthpiece of a hunting horn), of uncertain origin. Perhaps a back-formation from Middle English *flews (mistaken as a plural), from Old English flēwsa (a flow, flowing, flux). Alternatively, perhaps an alteration of Middle English floute, fleute, flote (a pipe), see English flute. Compare also Middle Dutch vloegh (groove, channel, flute of a fluted column).

Noun[edit]

flue (plural flues)

  1. A pipe or duct that carries gaseous combustion products away from the point of combustion (such as a furnace).
    • 1815 Robertson Buchanan, A Treatise on the Economy of Fuel, and Management of Heat, Especially as it Relates to Heating and Drying by Means of Steam Appendix, p. 307.
      It has frequently been a subject of inquiry, whether the ancients were acquainted with chimneys, or open fire-places. In the houses discovered at Herculaneum and Pompeii, there are no chimneys; they all appear to have been warmed by furnaces and flues.
  2. An enclosed passageway in which to direct air or other gaseous current along.
  3. (obsolete, countable and uncountable) A woolly or downy substance; down, nap; a piece of this.
  4. In an organ flue pipe, the opening between the lower lip and the languet.
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Adjective[edit]

flue (comparative more flue, superlative most flue)

  1. (UK, dialect) Alternative form of flew (shallow, flat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flue” in John Walker, A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary [] , London: Sold by G. G. J. and J. Robinſon, Paternoſter Row; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1791, →OCLC, page 245.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish flughæ, from Old Norse fluga.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fluːə/, [ˈfluːə], [ˈfluːu]

Noun[edit]

flue c (singular definite fluen, plural indefinite fluer)

  1. fly

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Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

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flue

  1. fluently

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

flue

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of fluō

Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

flue

  1. Alternative form of flowen

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fluga f, from Proto-Germanic *flugǭ.

Noun[edit]

flue f or m (definite singular flua or fluen, indefinite plural fluer, definite plural fluene)

  1. (insect) a fly
    flue på veggenfly on the wall

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Verb[edit]

flue (present tense fluar, past tense flua, past participle flua, passive infinitive fluast, present participle fluande, imperative flue/flu)

  1. Alternative form of flu

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