Origin of foeMiddle English fo, ifo from Old English fah, hostile, (ge)fah, enemy, akin to Old High German gef?h, at feud, hostile: for Indo-European base see feud
A person who you are always trying to defeat in games is an example of your foe.
- a. A personal enemy or opponent.b. One who is opposed to an idea or cause: a foe of tax reform.
- An enemy in war.
- Something that is destructive or injurious: taxes that were the foe of economic development.
Origin of foeMiddle English fo from Old English gefā from fāh hostile
(comparative more foe, superlative most foe)
- (obsolete) Hostile.
- An enemy.
Middle English fo 'foe; hostile', from earlier ifo 'foe', from Old English ġefāh 'enemy', from fāh 'hostile', from Proto-Germanic *faihaz (cf. Old Frisian fāch 'punishable', Middle High German gevēch 'feuder'), from Proto-Indo-European *peik/k̑- 'to hate, be hostile' (cf. Middle Irish oech 'enemy, fiend', Latin piget 'he is annoying', Lithuanian piktas ‘evil’, Albanian pis ‘dirty, scoundrel’).
- A unit of energy equal to 1044 joules.
An acronym of fifty-one ergs
- Friends of the Earth
- Fraternal Order of Eagles
- His foe was a worthy antagonist.
- 13) did they drive the foe out of Innsbruck.
- He brings foe men to their knees,... etc.
- 3, &c.), as the arsenal of orthodoxy against the same foe (with i Tim.
- When Alaric found himself once more outwitted by the machinations of such a foe, he marched southward and began in deadly earnest his third, his ever-memorable siege of Rome.