See also: FAE, fåe, fa'e, , and

English Edit

Adjective Edit

fae (comparative more fae, superlative most fae)

  1. Alternative spelling of fey (magical, fairylike)

Noun Edit

fae pl (plural only)

  1. Alternative spelling of fey (fairy folk)

Pronoun Edit

fae (oblique fae, possessive adjective faer, possessive pronoun faers, reflexive faerself)

  1. (rare, nonstandard, neologism) A gender-neutral third-person singular subject pronoun, equivalent to singular they, and coordinate with gendered pronouns he and she.
    • 2016 September 22, Kim Zarzour, “Language Matters”, in Parkdale Villager, Parkdale, Toronto, ON, page 15:
      Vandikas' parents, for example, haven't yet fully embraced the concept. Faer mother once asked faer to help her understand how fae would like her to talk about faer. Fae was encouraged, but faer mother's use of the pronouns didn't last – maybe, fae said, because it was such a foreign concept to the older generation, "so I just said to myself, she's my mom, I'll deal with it."
    • 2022, Novae Caelum, The Truthspoken Heir: The Stars and Green Magics - Season One[1], unnumbered page:
      Fae had decked faerself in a modest amount of cheap jewelry, faer makeup inexpertly applied.
    • 2022, Sherry Paris, You Can Make a Difference!: A Creative Workbook and Journal for Young Activists[2], page 24:
      Soul describes and shares part of the "I AM" poem which fae wrote for faer college application.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:fae.

See also Edit

Anagrams Edit

Old Irish Edit

Etymology Edit

PIE word

From Proto-Celtic *wai, from Proto-Indo-European *wáy.

Interjection Edit


  1. woe!

References Edit

G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “fae”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Romanian Edit

Etymology Edit

From ciumăfaie.

Noun Edit

fae f (uncountable)

  1. jimsonweed (Datura stramonium)

Declension Edit

References Edit

  • fae in Academia Română, Micul dicționar academic, ediția a II-a, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2010. →ISBN

Scots Edit

Etymology Edit

Lowland Scots variant of frae.

Pronunciation Edit

Preposition Edit


  1. (Lowlands Scots) from
    Whaur are ye fae?Where are you from?

Further reading Edit

Welsh Edit

Noun Edit


  1. Soft mutation of bae.

Mutation Edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bae fae mae unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

West Makian Edit

Pronunciation Edit

Verb Edit


  1. (transitive) to feed

Usage notes Edit

This term may or may not specifically refer to feeding children.

Conjugation Edit

Conjugation of fae (action verb)
singular plural
inclusive exclusive
1st person tafae mafae afae
2nd person nafae fafae
3rd person inanimate ifae dafae
imperative nafae, fae fafae, fae

Alternative forms Edit

References Edit

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[3], Pacific linguistics
  • James Collins (1982) Further Notes Towards a West Makian Vocabulary[4], Pacific linguistics