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faerie

[fey-uh-ree, fair-ee] /ˈfeɪ ə ri, ˈfɛər i/
noun
1.
the imaginary land of the fairies; fairyland.
2.
Archaic. a fairy.
adjective
3.
Also, faery.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; spelling variant of fairy

faery

[fey-uh-ree, fair-ee] /ˈfeɪ ə ri, ˈfɛər i/
noun, plural faeries, adjective
1.
Also, faëry.
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  • The disorder in the land of the faeries completely opposes the world of athens.
British Dictionary definitions for faeries

faerie

/ˈfeɪərɪ; ˈfɛərɪ/
noun (archaic or poetic) (pl) -ries
1.
the land of fairies
2.
enchantment
adjective, noun
3.
a variant of fairy
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Word Origin and History for faeries

faerie

n.

supernatural kingdom, "Elfland," c.1300, from Old French fairie; see fairy.

faery

see faerie.

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