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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ġe- + Proto-Germanic *fadaz (orderly; tidy), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (protect, guard, graze, feed).

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ġefæd

  1. orderly; tidy; well-regulated
  2. well-behaved; calm; composed

NounEdit

ġefæd n

  1. decorum; discretion

Usage notesEdit

  • The gender of ġefæd is not precisely known, but it is believed to be a neuter a-stem

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  • Middle English: fade, fede (possibly)