fetter (n.) Look up fetter at Dictionary.com
Old English fetor "chain or shackle by which a person or animal is bound by the feet," figuratively "check, restraint," from Proto-Germanic *fetero (cognates: Old Saxon feteros (plural), Middle Dutch veter "fetter," in modern Dutch "lace, string," Old High German fezzera, Old Norse fiöturr, Swedish fjätter "fetter"), from PIE root *ped- (1) "foot" (see foot (n.)). The generalized sense of "anything that shackles" had evolved in Old English. Related Fetters.
fetter (v.) Look up fetter at Dictionary.com
c.1300, from Old English gefetrian, from the noun (see fetter (n.)). Related: Fettered; fettering.