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Feud has an obscure and complicated derivation probably from Germanic rather than foedus and it shouldn't be instanced here. So I'm removing this to discussion: The words federation, feud and feudalism are derived from the word foederati, describing the restructuring of German tribes into emulation of Roman culture. Obviously, the word foe applies here. Some professional linguists should work on this knot. Sorry, don't mean to suppress text. Wetman 04:13, 23 Mar 2004 (UTC)


Please redirect 'foederatus' to this page. Zigzig20s 21:28, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Laeti and foederati[edit]

I repeat here what I've written in the talk of laeti page. It may be useful for someone competent to explain the difference between laeti and foederati if there is known one because it's really not obvious for not historian. VeNoo (talk) 04:18, 1 May 2013 (UTC)