December 5, 2008

Definition of the Word: Fey

The Word fey

Main Entry: fey
Pronunciation: \ˈfā\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English feye, from Old English fǣge; akin to Old High German feigi doomed and perhaps to Old English fāh hostile, outlawed — more at foe
Date: before 12th century
1 achiefly Scottish
: fated to die
: doomed b: marked by a foreboding of death or calamity

2 a: able to see
into the future : visionary

b: marked by an
otherworldly air or attitude c:
crazy , touched

3 a: excessively
refined : precious b: quaintly
unconventional : campy
— fey·ly adverb
— fey·ness noun

Citation: APA Style
fey. (2009). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved April 6, 2009, from

Fare Thee Well my Faery Fey, Until We Meet Again!

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