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fliting

[flahy-ting] /ˈflaɪ tɪŋ/
noun
2.
a literary war of words, in versified dialogue.
Origin of fliting
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English; see flite, -ing1

flite

or flyte

[flahyt] /flaɪt/ Scot. and North England
verb (used without object), flited, fliting.
1.
to dispute; wrangle; scold; jeer.
noun
2.
a dispute or wrangle; scolding.
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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British Dictionary definitions for fliting

flite

/flaɪt; Scottish fləɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to scold or rail at
noun
2.
a dispute or scolding
Word Origin
Old English flītan to wrangle, of Germanic origin; related to Old Frisian flīt strife, Old High German flīz strife
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