See also: FOE, FoE, föe, fo'e, and

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Etymology 1Edit

Middle English fo (foe; hostile), from earlier ifo (foe), from Old English ġefāh (enemy), from fāh (hostile), from Proto-Germanic *faihaz (compare Old Frisian fāch (punishable), Middle High German gevēch (feuder)), from Proto-Indo-European *peik/k̑- (to hate, be hostile) (compare Middle Irish óech (enemy, fiend), Latin piget (he is annoying), Lithuanian pìktas (evil), Albanian pis (dirty, scoundrel)).

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foe (comparative more foe, superlative most foe)

  1. (obsolete) Hostile.

NounEdit

foe (plural foes)

  1. An enemy.
    • 2013 June 29, “Travels and travails”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 55:
      Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.
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Etymology 2Edit

Acronym of fifty-one ergs., due to the value of a "foe", 1 foe = 1051ergs; coined by Gerald Brown of Stony Brook University in his work with Hans Bethe.

NounEdit

foe (plural foes)

  1. A unit of energy equal to 1044 joules.
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foe

  1. Obsolete spelling of foi