Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *faką (division, piece, part), from Proto-Indo-European *pāǵe- (to nail, fasten). Cognate with Old Frisian fek, Old Saxon fak (Dutch vak), Old High German fah (German Fach), Latin pangere.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fæc n (nominative plural facu)

  1. a division, space
  2. a portion, period, or space of time; while; an interval
  3. period of five years, lustrum

Derived termsEdit

  • fæcful

DescendantsEdit

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