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  • noun Anglo-Saxon, historical A naval force or militia; naval fleet; navy.

Etymologies

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From a partial translation of Old English scipfyrd, scipfierd ("naval expedition, naval force, fleet, navy"), equivalent to ship +‎ ferd. Compare landfyrd.

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