faerie

noun fa·er·ie \ ˈfā-(ə-)rē , ˈfer-ē \
variants: or less commonly faery

Definition of faerie

plural faeries
2 :fairy 1

faery

adjective

Examples of faerie in a Sentence

  1. in ancient folklore faeries were often portrayed as powerful beings who could wreak havoc on the lives of humans

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Origin and Etymology of faerie

Middle English fairie — more at fairy

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