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Fairy

Fairy
1. Enchantment; illusion. The god of her has made an end, And fro this worlde’s fairy Hath taken her into company. (Gower)
2. The country of the fays; land of illusions. He Arthur is a king y-crowned in fairy. (Lydgate)
3. An imaginary supernatural being or spirit, supposed to assume a human form (usually diminutive), either male or female, and to meddle for good or evil in the affairs of mankind; a fay. See elf, and demon. The fourth kind of spirit is called the fairy. (k. James) And now about the caldron sing, like elves and fairies in a ring. (Shak)
5. An enchantress. Fairy of the mine, an imaginary being supposed to inhabit mines, etc. German folklore tells of two species; one fierce and malevolent, the other gentle, see kobold. No goblin or swart fairy of the mine Hath hurtful power over true virginity. (Milton)
Origin: oe. Fairie, faierie, enchantment, fairy folk, fairy, OF. Faerie enchantment, f. Feer, fr. LL. Fata one of the goddesses of fate. See fate, and cf. Fay a fairy


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