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feirie

[ feer-ee ]
/ ˈfɪər i /
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adjective Scot.

healthy; strong.

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Origin of feirie

1375–1425; late Middle English (Scots ) fery, equivalent to fer (Old English fēre able-bodied, fit, derivative of fōr journey; see fare) + -y1
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