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).
  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. (Britain, dialectal) Alternative form of flew (shallow, flat)

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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]

Adverb[edit]

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 Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fluga

Noun[edit]

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

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

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