adverb see fey

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  • feyly — See fey. * * * …   Universalium

  • feyly — adverb In a fey way …   Wiktionary

  • fey — adjective Etymology: Middle English feye, from Old English fǣge; akin to Old High German feigi doomed and perhaps to Old English fāh hostile, outlawed more at foe Date: before 12th century 1. a. chiefly Scottish fated to die ; doomed b. marked by …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • feyness — See feyly. * * * …   Universalium

  • fey — [feɪ] adjective (feyer, feyest) 1》 giving an impression of vague unworldliness. 2》 having clairvoyant powers. Derivatives feyly adverb feyness noun Origin OE fge fated to die soon , of Gmc origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • fey — /feɪ / (say fay) adjective 1. as if enchanted, under a spell, aware of supernatural influences: *Julie, that dark, fey child who is unlike the rest of us. –mary leslie, 1986. 2. light headed; eccentric; slightly crazy: *This was old Hansen the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fey — [fā] adj. [ME feie < OE fæge, fated, akin to Ger feige, cowardly (OHG feigi, doomed) < IE base * peik , hostile > FOE, FEUD1, L piger, averse] 1. Now Chiefly Scot. a) fated; doomed to death: archaic except in Scottish usage b) in an… …   English World dictionary

  • fey — adj. 1 a strange, other worldly; elfin; whimsical. b clairvoyant. 2 Sc. a fated to die soon. b overexcited or elated, as formerly associated with the state of mind of a person about to die. Derivatives: feyly adv. feyness n. Etymology: OE… …   Useful english dictionary

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