MEANING: noun: A deceptive move, especially in fencing or boxing.
verb tr., intr.: To make a deceptive movement.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French feinte, past participle of feindre (to feign), from Latin fingere (to shape). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dheigh- (to build or form), which also gave us fiction, effigy, paradise, dough, dairy, and lady (literally, a loaf kneader). Earliest documented use: around 1330.


FEIND - a dyslexic demon

Fe ISNT - iron does not exist

FEZINT - a game bird, sometimes hunted and served under glass