Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Fey \FAY\ , adjective;
1. Possessing or displaying a strange and otherworldly aspect or quality; magical or fairylike; elfin
2. Having power to see into the future; visionary; clairvoyant
3. Appearing slightly crazy, as if under a spell; touched
4. Scottish: Fated to die; doomed
5. Scottish: Marked by a sense of approaching death

The origin of fey is Old English fæge ("doomed to die" or "timid, feeble") and/or Old Norse feigr, both of which come from Proto-Germanic *faigjo-, which derives from Proto-Indo-European *peig- ("evil-minded, hostile"). *Peig- is also the forebear of foe.

Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Wednesday, September 14
Etymologies come from the Oxford English Dictionary and/or

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