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fairy

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Whenever I hear people talking about liberal ideas, I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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A faerie, illustrated in 1938

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Etymology

Middle English fairie, from Old French faerie, from fae, from Vulgar Latin Fāta (goddess of fate), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] fātum (fate)

Noun

fairy (abstract noun)

  1. Land of the fae, state of enchantment, associated with fays (as in fairy gold, fairy queen)

Noun

Singular
fairy

Plural
fairies

fairy (fairies)
  1. A mythical being who had magical powers, known in many sizes and descriptions, although often depicted in modern illustrations only as small and spritely with gauze-like wings; A sprite.
  2. (derogatory slang) A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A nature spirit revered in modern paganism.

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