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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English fanden, fandien, from Old English fandian (to try, attempt, tempt, test, examine, explore, search out, seek to know, experience, visit), from Proto-Germanic *fandōną (to seek, inquire), from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (to come, go). Cognate with North Frisian fanljien (to visit), Dutch dialectal vanden, German fahnden (to search). Related to find.

VerbEdit

fand (third-person singular simple present fands, present participle fanding, simple past and past participle fanded)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To seek (to do a thing); try; attempt; endeavour.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete, transitive, Britain dialectal) To test; examine; make a trial of; prove.
  3. (obsolete, transitive, Britain dialectal) To put someone through a trial; test; tempt; entice.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English, from Old English fand, first and third-person singular preterite of Old English findan (to find).

VerbEdit

fand

  1. (dialectal) simple past tense of find.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fant/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ant
  • Homophone: Pfand (regional)

VerbEdit

fand

  1. First-person singular preterite of finden.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of finden.

Old EnglishEdit

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VerbEdit

fand

  1. first- and third-person singular preterite of findan