adjective Etymology: Middle English (Scots) fery, from Old English fēre able to go; akin to Old English faran to travel, fare Date: before 12th century Scottish nimble, strong

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  • feirie — /fear ee/, adj. Scot. healthy; strong. [1375 1425; late ME (Scots) fery, equiv. to fer (OE fere able bodied, fit, deriv. of for journey; see FARE) + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • feirie — fei·rie …   English syllables

  • feirie — ˈfērē adjective Etymology: Middle English (Scots) fery, from Middle English fere sound, strong + y more at fere 1. Scotland : sturdy and strong 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • fere — /fear/, n. Archaic. a companion; mate. [bef. 1000; ME; OE gefera, deriv. of feran to go; akin to FARE, FEIRIE] * * * …   Universalium

  • feerie — variant of feirie …   Useful english dictionary

  • feir|ie — «FIHR ee», adjective. Archaic Scottish. nimble; vigorous: »O hold your tongue, my feirie old wife (Robert Burns). ╂[Middle English fery, perhaps related to Old English fōr going] …   Useful english dictionary

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