flyte

[flahyt]Scot. and North England

flite

or flyte

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

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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British Dictionary definitions for flyted

flyte

verb
  1. a variant spelling of flite

flite

flyte

Scot and Northern English dialect
verb
  1. (tr) to scold or rail at
noun
  1. 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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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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