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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A shortening of fanfic, itself a shortening of fan fiction.

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NounEdit

fic (countable and uncountable, plural fics)

  1. (slang, countable) A fictional story set within a preexisting fandom; a fanfic.

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an unattested *fij, from Proto-Albanian *spija, cognate with Sanskrit स्फायते (spháyate, to become fat), Proto-Slavic *spěti (to ripen).[1]

VerbEdit

fic (first-person singular past tense fica, participle ficur)

  1. to make soft
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “fic”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 96

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NounEdit

fic

  1. Alternative form of fyke

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *fīca, from Latin fīcus.

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NounEdit

fīc m

  1. a fig or fig tree
  2. piles, hemorrhoids

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  • Middle English: fike, fyke