- Now Chiefly Scot.
- fated; doomed to death: archaic except in Scottish usage
- in an unusually excited state, formerly believed to portend sudden death
- strange or unusual in any of certain ways, as, variously, eccentric, whimsical, visionary, elfin, shy, otherworldly
Origin of feyMiddle English feie from Old English fæge, fated, akin to German feige, cowardly (OHG feigi, doomed) from Indo-European base an unverified form peik-, hostile from source foe, feud, Classical Latin piger, averse