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1. feond- n. (in compounds)

Additional spellings: feondfeng
4 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) feond-scaðe, fiendish enemy, monster [cp. scathe enemy]; (b) feond-ræse, fierce attack [cp. rēs a rush or attack]; (c) feond-sleahtes, terrible slaughter [cp. slaught slaughter]; (d) feon-ðewæs

2. fẹ̄nd n.

188 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) One who hates, an enemy; -- also said of worms; (b) an opponent in war; (c) an utter enemy, mortal foe; ful fend; most fend, greatest enemy; loð fend, hated enemy; frend other fend, friend or foe…

3. unhōld(e adj.

Additional spellings: unholde
6 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Unfriendly, hostile; of an event: disastrous; ?also, as adv.: in an unfriendly way [last quot.]; (b) as noun: unfriendly or hostile people.