Foins vs Fons - What's the difference?

foins | fons |


As verbs the difference between foins and fons

is that foins is third-person singular of foin while fons is third-person singular of fon lang=en.

As a noun fons is

plural of lang=en.

foins

English

Verb

(head)
  • (foin)
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    foin

    English

    Etymology 1

    (etyl) foene, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) A thrust.
  • *1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The (Jerusalem Delivered) of (w), XII, lv:
  • *:They move their hands, steadfast their feet remain, / Nor blow nor foin they struck or thrust in vain.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To thrust with a sword; to stab at.
  • * 1976', These ''Fastulfrs'' and ''Falsts'' could drink as well as they could '''foin or fight, and this has also been the case with me. — Robert Nye, ''Falstaff
  • * Spenser
  • He stroke, he soused, he foynd , he hewed, he lashed.
  • * Dryden
  • They lash, they foin , they pass, they strive to bore / Their corselets, and the thinnest parts explore.
  • (archaic) To prick; to sting.
  • (Huloet)

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The beech marten (Mustela foina ).
  • A kind of fur, black at the top on a whitish ground, taken from the ferret or weasel of the same name.
  • * Fuller
  • He came to the stake in a fair black gown furred and faced with foins .

    Anagrams

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    fons

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
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