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Definition fain


From Middle English fain, from Old English fægen, from Proto-Germanic *faganaz (“glad”), from Proto-Indo-European *peḱ- (“to make pretty, please oneself”); akin to Old Norse feginn (“glad, joyful”), Gothic ??????? (faginōn, “to rejoice”)=, Old Norse fagna (“to rejoice”). Compare Gothic ???? (fahs, “glad”).


fain (comparative more fain, superlative most fain)

  1. (archaic) Well-pleased, glad.
  2. (archaic) Satisfied, contented.
  3. (archaic) Eager, willing or inclined to.
  4. (archaic) Obliged or compelled to.


fain (comparative fainer, superlative fainest)

  1. (archaic) With joy; gladly.
  2. (archaic) By will or choice.


fain (third-person singular simple present fains, present participle faining, simple past and past participle fained)

  1. (archaic) To be delighted or glad; to rejoice.
  2. (archaic) To gladden.

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