ferd

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ferde, feord, furd, from Old English fyrd, fierd, ferd (army, host, company), from Proto-Germanic *fardiz (journey, expedition), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (to put across, ferry). Cognate with Old Frisian ferd, fart (an expedition, journey), Old High German fart (journey) (German Fahrt), Danish færd (voyage, travel). More at fare.

Noun[edit]

ferd (plural ferds)

  1. An army, a host.
Usage notes[edit]
  • This word in its Anglo-Saxon form, fyrd, is used historically in a technical sense.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English, from feren (to fear). More at fear.

Noun[edit]

ferd (usually uncountable, plural ferds)

  1. (obsolete) Fear.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ferð.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferd f (definite singular ferda, indefinite plural ferder, definite plural ferdene)

  1. journey, travel
    Korleis var ferda di til Sambandsstatane?
    How was your journey to the United States?
  2. group of people

Verb[edit]

ferd

  1. imperative of ferda and ferde

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