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fœtid

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin misspelling ‘foetidus’, corruption of fetidus (offensive odor), originally fetere (to stink).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fœtid (comparative more fœtid, superlative most fœtid)

  1. (hypercorrect) Nonstandard spelling of fetid.

ReferencesEdit

fetid” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001