faery

or fa·ër·y

[fey-uh-ree, fair-ee]

faerie

or fa·er·y

[fey-uh-ree, fair-ee]
noun
  1. the imaginary land of the fairies; fairyland.
  2. Archaic. a fairy.
adjective
  1. fairy.

Origin of faerie

First recorded in 1580–90; spelling variant of fairy
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faerie

faery

noun plural -ries archaic, or poetic
  1. the land of fairies
  2. enchantment
adjective, noun
  1. a variant of fairy
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Word Origin and History for faery

see faerie.

faerie

n.

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

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