2. A contention or quarrel; especially, an inveterate strife between families, clans, or parties; deadly hatred; contention satisfied only by bloodshed. "Mutual feuds and battles betwixt their several tribes and kindreds." (Purchas)
Origin: OE. Feide, AS. Fh, fr. Fah hostile; akin to OHG. Fhida, G. Fehde, Sw. Fejd, D. Feide; prob. Akin to E. Fiend. See Foe.
(01 Mar 1998)
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