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See also: færie

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EnglishEdit

 
The Faerie Queene, as depicted in 1788.

Alternative formsEdit

  • færie (archaic, nonstandard)

EtymologyEdit

From Old French faerie; re-introduced into English in deliberately archaising spelling in 1590 by Edmund Spenser in authoring the Faerie Queene.

NounEdit

faerie (countable and uncountable, plural faeries)

  1. Archaic spelling of fairy.
  2. Realm of the fays, fairyland.

ReferencesEdit

  • Faerie, in Compact Oxford English Dictionary.

AnagramsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • faierie

EtymologyEdit

From fae + -erie

NounEdit

faerie f

  1. the sphere or realm of enchantment, magic or dream associated with the fae (fays)

Derived termsEdit