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flyte

[flahyt]Scot. and North England
verb (used without object), flyt·ed, flyt·ing, noun
  1. flite.
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flite

or flyte

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

before 900; (v.) 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 v.
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Historical Examples

  • Father was very angry when he came, and said he'd take it to the workhouse the next morning, and flyted me sadly about it.

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 1. No 1, June 1850

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British Dictionary definitions for flyted

flyte

verb
  1. a variant spelling of flite
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flite

flyte

Scot and Northern English dialect
verb
  1. (tr) to scold or rail at
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noun
  1. a dispute or scolding
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Word Origin

Old English flītan to wrangle, of Germanic origin; related to Old Frisian flīt strife, Old High German flīz strife
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Word Origin and History for flyted

flyte

v.

Old English flitan "to contend, struggle, quarrel;" related to German fleiß, Dutch vlijt "diligence, industry."

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