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fedan

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

fedan (plural fedans)

  1. A measure of land used in Egypt, slightly more than an English acre.
    • 1993, Rikki Ducornet, The Jade Cabinet, Dalkey Archive Press, p. 71:
      Tubbs, in the fall of 1862, sent emissaries to Cairo to pressure Ismail, heir to the throne, into planting several thousand fedans – which Tubbs promised to buy.

GalicianEdit

VerbEdit

fedan

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive of feder

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fōdijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂-. Cognate with Old Saxon fōdian, Dutch voeden, Old High German fuotan, Old Norse fœða (Danish føde, Swedish föda, Icelandic fæða), Gothic 𐍆𐍉𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (fōdjan).

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VerbEdit

fēdan

  1. to feed

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