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fiend

English

Etymology

From Middle English, from Etymology fēond, enemy, cognate with Old Norse fjándi (Danish fjende), German Feind, Gothic fijands, all of them meaning foe. The Old Norse and Gothic terms are present participles of the corresponding verbs fjá/fijan, to hate. Akin to Sanskrit पियति, (he) reviles.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
fiend

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  1. demon
  2. very evil person
  3. addict

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