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See also: fether, feyer, and féther

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English feþer, from Proto-Germanic *feþrō, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛðər/, /ˈfɛːðər/, /ˈfɛdər/

NounEdit

feþer (plural feþeres)

  1. a feather

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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *feþrō, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (feather, wing), from *peth₂- (to fly). Cognate with Old Frisian feþere, fethere, Old Saxon feþera, fethera, Old Dutch fethera, fethara, Old High German fedara, Old Norse fjǫðr. The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek πέτεσθαι (pétesthai), πτῶσις (ptôsis), Latin penna, Old Armenian թիռ (tʿiṙ), Celtic Proto-Celtic *petno- (Old Irish én, Breton ein (bird)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeθer/, [ˈfeðer]

NounEdit

feþer f (nominative plural feþra or feþre)

  1. a feather
    Se fenix ascæceþ feþre.
    The phoenix shakes its feathers.
  2. a pen (writing instrument)

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