2016年8月24日 星期三

fit(also fytte)



fit 3 

Pronunciation: /fɪt/ 
(also fytte)

NOUN

archaic
A section of a poem.
Example sentences
  • The balance of this first fytte consists mostly of lengthy dialogue detailing the knight's impoverishment.
  • When the knight is introduced in a later fytte of the poem, he is called Sir Richard-at-the-Lee.
  • Percy has written a long ballad in many fits: it is pretty enough.

Origin

Old English fitt, perhaps the same word as fit2, or related to German Fitze 'skein of yarn', in the obsolete sense 'thread with which weavers mark off a day's work'.

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