a Scot word for far
[foh-rey] /foʊˈreɪ/ noun 1. Gabriel Urbain [ga-bree-el oor-ban] /ga briˈɛl urˈbɛ̃/ (Show IPA), 1845–1924, French composer. /ˈfɔːreɪ; French fore/ noun 1. Gabriel (Urbain) (ɡabriɛl). 1845–1924, French composer and teacher, noted particularly for his song settings of French poems, esp those of Verlaine, his piano music, and his Messe de Requiem (1887)
[foust] /faʊst/ noun 1. Johann [yoh-hahn] /ˈyoʊ hɑn/ (Show IPA), c1480–c1538, German magician, alchemist, and astrologer. 2. the chief character of a medieval legend, represented as selling his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. 3. (italics) a tragedy by Goethe (Part 1, 1808; Part 2, 1832). 4. (italics) an opera (1859) […]
[fou-stee-uh n] /ˈfaʊ sti ən/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of : a Faustian novel. 2. sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain: a Faustian pact with the Devil. 3. characterized by spiritual dissatisfaction or torment. 4. possessed with a hunger for knowledge or mastery. /ˈfaʊstɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating […]
- Faustian bargain
Faustian bargain [(fow-stee-uhn)] Faust, in the legend, traded his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge. To “strike a Faustian bargain” is to be willing to sacrifice anything to satisfy a limitless desire for knowledge or power.