foeman

[ foh-muhn ]
/ ˈfoʊ mən /

noun, plural foe·men.Literary.

an enemy in war.

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Origin of foeman

before 1000; Middle English foman,Old English fāhman.See foe, man
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British Dictionary definitions for foeman

foeman
/ (ˈfəʊmən) /

noun plural -men

archaic, or poetic an enemy in war; foe
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