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flite

or flyte

[ flahyt ]
/ flaɪt /
Scot. and North England
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verb (used without object), flit·ed, flit·ing.
to dispute; wrangle; scold; jeer.
noun
a dispute or wrangle; scolding.
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Origin of flite

First recorded before 900; (verb) 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 verb
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British Dictionary definitions for flite

flite

flyte

Scot and Northern English dialect

verb
(tr) to scold or rail at
noun
a dispute or scolding

Word Origin for flite

Old English flītan to wrangle, of Germanic origin; related to Old Frisian flīt strife, Old High German flīz strife
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