faerie

or fa·er·y

[ fey-uh-ree, fair-ee ]
/ ˈfeɪ ə ri, ˈfɛər i /

noun

the imaginary land of the fairies; fairyland.
Archaic. a fairy.

adjective

Origin of faerie

First recorded in 1580–90; spelling variant of fairy
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British Dictionary definitions for faerie

faerie

faery

/ (ˈfeɪərɪ, ˈfɛərɪ) /

noun plural -ries archaic, or poetic

the land of fairies
enchantment

adjective, noun

a variant of fairy
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Word Origin and History for faerie

faerie


n.

supernatural kingdom, "Elfland," c.1300, from Old French fairie; see fairy.

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