FOIN

Etymology 1

Noun

foin (plural foins)

(archaic) A thrust.

Verb

foin (third-person singular simple present foins, present participle foining, simple past and past participle foined)

(archaic) To thrust with a sword; to stab at.

(archaic) To prick; to sting.

Etymology 2

Noun

foin (plural foins)

The beech marten (Martes foina, syn. Mustela foina).

A kind of fur, black at the top on a whitish ground, taken from the ferret or weasel of the same name.

Anagrams

• Fino, Info., ONFI, fino, info, info-

Source: Wiktionary


Foin (foin), n. Etym: [F. fouine a marten.]

1. (Zoöl.)

Definition: The beech marten (Mustela foina). See Marten.

2. A kind of fur, black at the top on a whitish ground, taken from the ferret or weasel of the same name.[Obs.] He came to the stake in a fair black gown furred and faced with foins. Fuller.

Foin, v. i. Etym: [OE. foinen, foignen; of uncertain origin; cf. dial. F. fouiner to push for eels with a spear, fr. F. fouine an eelspear, perh. fr. L. fodere to dig, thrust.]

Definition: To thrust with a sword or spear; to lunge. [Obs.] He stroke, he soused, he foynd, he hewed, he lashed. Spenser. They lash, they foin, they pass, they strive to bore Their corselets, and the thinnest parts explore. Dryden.

Foin, v. t.

Definition: To prick; to stng. [Obs.] Huloet.

Foin, n.

Definition: A pass in fencing; a lunge. [Obs.] Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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