\ ˈflīt \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of flite

1 now dialectal
b : to engage in sharp debate
2 obsolete : to make or utter complaint

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History and Etymology for flite

Middle English fliten, from Old English flītan to contend, strive, wrangle; akin to Old English, Old Frisian & Old Saxon flīt strife, dispute, contention, Old High German flīz strife, zeal, flīzan to contend, strive

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“Flite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flite. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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