faith

[ feyth ]
/ feɪθ /

noun


Nearby words

  1. faisal ibn abdul aziz,
  2. faisal ii,
  3. faisalabad,
  4. fait accompli,
  5. faites vos jeux,
  6. faith community,
  7. faith cure,
  8. faith hate,
  9. faith healer,
  10. faith healing

Idioms

    in faith, in truth; indeed: In faith, he is a fine lad.

Origin of faith

1200–50; Middle English feith < Anglo-French fed, Old French feid, feit < Latin fidem, accusative of fidēs trust, akin to fīdere to trust. See confide

Related formsmul·ti·faith, adjective

Faith

[ feyth ]
/ feɪθ /

noun

a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for faith

faith

/ (feɪθ) /

noun

interjection

archaic indeed; really (also in the phrases by my faith, in faith)

Word Origin for faith

C12: from Anglo-French feid, from Latin fidēs trust, confidence

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Word Origin and History for faith

faith

n.

mid-13c., "duty of fulfilling one's trust," from Old French feid, foi "faith, belief, trust, confidence, pledge," from Latin fides "trust, faith, confidence, reliance, credence, belief," from root of fidere "to trust," from PIE root *bheidh- (cf. Greek pistis; see bid). For sense evolution, see belief. Theological sense is from late 14c.; religions called faiths since c.1300.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with faith

faith

see act of faith; in bad (good) faith; leap of faith; on faith; pin one's hopes (faith) on.

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