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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Deceit; falsehood.

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  • noun Deceit; falsehood.

Etymologies

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From Middle English flerd, flærd, from Old English fleard ("nonsense, vanity, folly, deception, fraud, superstition"). Cognate with Old Danish flerdh, flær ("falsehood, deceit"), Swedish flärd ("vanity, frivolity, flamboyance"), Icelandic flærð ("deceit"). More at flird.

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