Definition of fodient in English:

fodient

adjective

  • That digs; of or relating to digging; (of an animal) that burrows. Now rare.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From classical Latin fodient-, fodiēns, present participle of fodere to dig from the same Indo-European base as Old Church Slavonic bosti to stab, Old Prussian embaddusisi (reflexive plural active past participle) to be stuck, Lithuanian besti to stick, to dig.

Pronunciation

fodient

/ˈfəʊdɪənt/