From Middle English feden, from Old English fēdan ("to feed"), from Proto-Germanic *fōdijaną ("to feed"), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- ("to guard, graze, feed"). Cognate with West Frisian fiede ("to nourish, feed"), Dutch voeden ("to feed"), Danish føde ("to bring forth, feed"), Swedish föda ("to bring forth, feed"), Icelandic fæða ("to feed"), and more distantly with Latin pāscō ("feed, nourish") through Indo-European. More at food, fodder.
fee + -(e)d
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