See also: færie and faërie

English

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The Faerie Queene, as depicted in 1788.

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Etymology

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A deliberately archaic spelling of fairy (attested since the 1300s in spellings like fairye, fayre), based on Old French faerie, used in 1590 by Edmund Spenser in the Faerie Queene.

Noun

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faerie (countable and uncountable, plural faeries)

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

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References

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  • Faerie, in Compact Oxford English Dictionary.

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Old French

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Etymology

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fae +‎ -erie

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faerie f

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

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