Weibl. überird. Märchengestalt.
ETYM Old Eng. fairie, faierie, enchantment, fairy folk, fairy, Old Fren. faerie enchantment, French féer, from Late Lat. Fata one of the goddesses of fate. Related to Fate, Fay a fairy.
Small, human in form, playful, having magical powers; SYN. faery, faerie, sprite.