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fay (n.)

"fairy," late 14c., from Old French fae (12c., Modern French fée), from Vulgar Latin *fata "goddess of fate," fem. singular of Latin fata (neuter plural), literally "the Fates" (see fate (n.)). Adjective meaning "homosexual" is attested from 1950s.

Fay

fem. proper name, in some cases from Middle English fei, Old French fei "faith," or else from fay "fairy."

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of fay from WordNet

fay (n.)
a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers;
Synonyms: fairy / faery / faerie / sprite
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

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