"Fairy" is such a misleading word...
Reading the recent question about fairies, I was surprised to see that the querents assume fairies to be small, even tiny. Why and when did this idea originate?
I'm a Romanian. In Romanian fairy tales, fairies (= "zâne" in Romanian) are full-sized females, looking like beautiful women and endowed with magical abilities. They can function as women, for example, marrying Prince Charming. (There are no male fairies; in Romanian, the masculine form of the word "fairy" is only ever used in jest, to refer to a man in love with his own appearance.)
French fées are also full-sized anthropomorphs looking like most beautiful women, again with magical abilities.
It's been some time since I read Shakespeare's Midsummer's Night Dream but I definitely do not remember getting the impression that Titania and Oberon were particularly small.
In Gilbert and Sullivans's Iolanthe the fairies are also full sized females.
And in the end they all marry British noblemen, members of the House of Lords.
So that I am puzzled. Why are Worldbuilding Stack Exchange fairies assumed to be tiny?
Given that the word "fairy" is obviously extremely ambiguous, denoting some sort of fantasy being which can be small as a butterfly or large a regular human, I suggest to either remove the tag alltogether or else rename it to "tiny fairies" or something.