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flyte

[flahyt] /flaɪt/ Scot. and North England
verb (used without object), flyted, flyting, noun
1.

flite

or flyte

[flahyt] /flaɪt/ Scot. and North England
verb (used without object), flited, fliting.
1.
to dispute; wrangle; scold; jeer.
noun
2.
a dispute or wrangle; scolding.
Origin of flite
900
before 900; (v.) Middle English fliten, Old English flītan to strive, contend; akin to Middle High German vlīzen (German Fleiss industry), Old Saxon flītan; (noun) Middle English; Old English flīt strife, abuse, derivative of the v.
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flyte

/flaɪt; Scottish fləɪt/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of flite

flite

/flaɪt; Scottish fləɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to scold or rail at
noun
2.
a dispute or scolding
Word Origin
Old English flītan to wrangle, of Germanic origin; related to Old Frisian flīt strife, Old High German flīz strife
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Word Origin and History for flyted

flyte

v.

Old English flitan "to contend, struggle, quarrel;" related to German fleiß, Dutch vlijt "diligence, industry."

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