noun \ˈfyüd\

Definition of FEUD

:  a mutual enmity or quarrel that is often prolonged or inveterate; especially :  blood feud
feud intransitive verb

Origin of FEUD

alteration of Middle English feide, from Anglo-French *faide, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German fēhida hostility, feud, Old English fāh hostile — more at foe
First Known Use: 15th century



Definition of FEUD

:  fee 1a

Origin of FEUD

Medieval Latin feodum, feudum, alteration (probably influenced by Medieval Latin alodum, allodium land not subject to rent or service) of feo, feus, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German fihu cattle — more at fee
First Known Use: 1614


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