Fand definition

(UK dialectal) To put someone through a trial; test; tempt; entice.
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To seek (to do a thing); try; attempt; endeavour; make a shift.
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(UK dialectal) To test; examine; make a trial of; prove.
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Simple past tense of find.
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Origin of fand

  • From Middle English fanden, fandien, from Old English fandian (“to try, attempt, tempt, test, examine, explore, search out, seek to know, experience, visit”), from Proto-Germanic *fandōną (“to seek, inquire”), from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (“to come, go”). Cognate with North Frisian fanljien (“to visit”), Dutch dialectal vanden, German fahnden (“to search”). Related to find.

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  • From Middle English, from Old English fand, first and third-person singular preterite of Old English findan (“to find”).

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