Origin of faerie
First recorded in 1580–90; spelling variant of fairy
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Examples from the Web for faery
Disraeli affectionately (and with irreverence that shocked everyone but la reine) referred to Victoria as the "Faery Queen."Bachelor Brad Womack's Hidden Brilliance
February 20, 2011
"My name is Saeve, and I am a woman of Faery," she commenced.
Everything was about him as before, and he did not know that he had gone into Faery.
The word "faery" as used for an individual is a modern corruption.
From this perhaps came the faery flittings of May and November.
She was human, not faery: conjuring with a human heart had risks.Barbara Lynn
Emily J. Jenkinson
- the land of fairies
- a variant of fairy
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Word Origin and History for faery
supernatural kingdom, "Elfland," c.1300, from Old French fairie; see fairy.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper