Fey vs Feu - What's the difference?

fey | feu |


As an adjective fey

is (dialectal|or|archaic) about to die; doomed; on the verge of sudden or violent death or fey can be magical or fairylike.

As a noun fey

is fairy folk collectively.

As a verb feu is

.

fey

English

Alternative forms

* (l)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) . More at (l).

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (dialectal, or, archaic) About to die; doomed; on the verge of sudden or violent death.
  • (obsolete) Dying; dead.
  • (chiefly, Scottish) possessing second sight, clairvoyance, or clairaudience
  • overrefined, affected
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , date=2006-01-01 , year= , month= , first= , last= , author=Jennifer Drapkin , coauthors= , title=Wrestling with Fame , volume=39 , issue=1 , page=50 , magazine=Psychology Today , publisher= , issn= citation , passage=Hoffman does not rely on his talent to carry him through a role. He spent five and a half months transmuting himself into Capote. … He lost 40 pounds and practiced the inscrutable voice and fey mannerisms for an hour or two every day. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2009 , year_published= , edition= , editor= , author=Robert Cohen , title=Amateur Barbarians , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=Simon and Schuster , isbn=9780743230360 , page=16 , passage=He'd stand at the board making jokes the kids didn't understand, improvising fey little couplets of dactylic verse. }}
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , date= , year=2009 , month=Oct/Nov , first= , last= , author=Lucius Shepard , coauthors= , title=Halloween Town , volume=117 , issue=3/4 , page=129 , magazine=Fantasy and Science Fiction , publisher= , issn= , url= , passage= … he did not tell Mary Alonso, who had taken Dell's place as a source of gossip and information, and with whom he went out for drinks on occasion, usually along with Mary's partner, Roberta, a fey , freckly, dark-haired girl, … }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2011 , year_published= , edition= , editor= , author=Héctor Tobar , title=The Barbarian Nurseries , chapter= , url= , genre= , publisher=Farrar, Straus, and Giroux , isbn=9780374708931 , page= , passage=Guadalupe was a fey mexicana with long braids and a taste for embroidered Oaxacan blouses and overwrought indigenous jewelry, and also a former university student like Araceli. }}
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , date= , year=2012 , month=Apr , first= , last= , author= , coauthors= , title=Field Guide: The Club Rules , volume= , issue= , page= , magazine=Town and Country , publisher= , issn= , url= , passage=Bespoke designer Kirk Miller, who offers a contemporary version at his Soho atelier, says, "A club collar shows that a man pays attention to detail. It's a simple way to communicate elegance." And please don't call it a Peter Pan, the club's fey sister. }}
  • * {{quote-web
  • , date= , year=2012 , first= , last= , author=Jeffery Goldberg , authorlink= , title=What's Your Problem , site=The Atlantic Montly citation , archiveorg= , accessdate=2012-09-17 , passage=Most Ivy League graduates are unaccustomed to pepper spray; perhaps he should spray himself in the face once or twice, to test his tolerance. He should also resist the urge to bring high-end camping equipment to protests—this will make him look fey and elitist. }}
  • Strange or otherworldly.
  • Spellbound.
  • Derived terms

    * (l)

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) faie, . More at fairy.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Magical or fairylike.
  • Noun

    (-)
  • Fairy folk collectively.
  • See also

    * fay * fae ----

    feu

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Land held in feudal tenure.
  • Usage notes

    * used particularly in Scots law.

    Derived terms

    * feuar * feu-holding * feu-holder ----