flite

flite

[flahyt] Scot. and North England.
verb (used without object), flited, fliting.
1.
to dispute; wrangle; scold; jeer.
noun
2.
a dispute or wrangle; scolding.
Also, flyte.


Origin:
before 900; (v.) Middle English fliten, Old English flītan to strive, contend; akin to Middle High German vlīzen (German Fleiss industry), Old Saxon flītan; (noun) Middle English; Old English flīt strife, abuse, derivative of the v.

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flite or dialect (Scot), (Northern English) flyte (flaɪt, Scottish fləɪt, flaɪt, Scottish fləɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to scold or rail at
 
n
2.  a dispute or scolding
 
[Old English flītan to wrangle, of Germanic origin; related to Old Frisian flīt strife, Old High German flīz strife]
 
flyte or dialect (Scot), (Northern English) flyte
 
vb
 
n
 
[Old English flītan to wrangle, of Germanic origin; related to Old Frisian flīt strife, Old High German flīz strife]

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