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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fet
A piece.

Etymology: Cf. feat, F. fait, and It. fett� slice, G. fetzen rag, Icel. fat garment

verb Fet
To fetch.

Etymology: OE. fetten feten, AS. fetian; akin to AS. fæt a journey, and to E. foot; cf. G. fassen to seize. √ 77. See Foot, and cf. Fetch

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A transistor in which most current flows in a channel whose effective resistance can be controlled by a transverse electric field

From Middle English fetten, feten, from Old English fetian, fatian (“to bring, fetch”), probably a conflation of Proto-Germanic *fetaną (“to go”), from Proto-Indo-European *ped- (“to walk, stumble, fall”); and Proto-Germanic *fatōną (“to hold, seize”), also from Proto-Indo-European *ped-. Cognate with Dutch vatten (“to catch, grab”), German fassen (“to lay hold of, seize, take, hold”). Compare also Icelandic feta (“to find one's way”). More at fetch.

Compare feat, French fait, and Italian fetta (“slice”), German Fetzen (“rag”).

  1. (obsolete) A piece.

    fet was also found in the following language(s): Aromanian, Catalan, Chuukese, Icelandic, Lojban, Norwegian Bokmål, Old English, Old French, Old Irish, and Swedish

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Fet

    Afanasy Fet was a writer. Afanasy was born in Mtsensk. He passed away on December 3rd, 1892.


    Sondre Brunstad Fet is an athlete for the Aalesunds FK. Sondre was born on January 17th, 1997.


    Abram Fet was a in the fields of mathematics and physics. Abram was born on December 5th, 1924 in Odessa. He died on July 30th, 2007.


    Fun Facts about the name Fet

    • When was the first name Fet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Fet is Wednesday, March 18th, 1891.
    • How unique is the name Fet? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Fet. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Fet: Your name in reverse order is Tef. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fte. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Fet born Mar 16, 1970

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 1000. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

    You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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