ferlie

ferly

[fer-lee] Scot.
noun, plural ferlies.
1.
something unusual, strange, or causing wonder or terror.
2.
astonishment; wonder.
adjective
3.
unexpected; strange; unusual.
Also, ferlie.


Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English fǣrlīc, equivalent to fǣr fear + -līc -ly; cognate with German gefährlich dangerous, Dutch gevaarlijk

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ferly (ˈfɛrlɪ)
 
adj
1.  wonderful; strange
 
n , -lies
2.  a wonder; something strange or marvellous
 
vb , -lies, -lies, -lying, -lied
3.  to wonder; be surprised
 
[Old English færlic sudden]

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