ferme

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See also: fermés

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferme (plural fermes)

  1. (cant) Hole.

References[edit]

  • OED2
  • 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French ferm, ferme (solid), from Latin firmus (solid, secure), from Proto-Indo-European *dher(ə)-, *dhrē- (to hold).

Adjective[edit]

ferme (masculine and feminine, plural fermes)

  1. firm
Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferme f (plural fermes)

  1. (carpentry) roof truss

Verb[edit]

ferme

  1. first-person singular indicative present form of fermer
  2. third-person singular indicative present form of fermer
  3. first-person singular subjunctive present form of fermer
  4. third-person singular subjunctive present form of fermer
  5. second-person singular imperative of fermer

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French ferme (farm, farm buildings), from Old French ferme (lease for working, rent, farm), from Medieval Latin ferma, firma (rent, tax, tribute, farm), from Old English feorm (rent, provision, supplies, feast), from Proto-Germanic *firmō, *firhuma- (means of living, subsistence), from Proto-Germanic *firhu- (life force, body, being), from Proto-Indo-European *perkʷ- (life, force, strength, tree). Related to Old English feorh (life, spirit), Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌹𐍂𐍈𐌿𐍃 (fairƕus, the world). Compare also Old English feormehām (farm), feormere (purveyor).

Noun[edit]

ferme f (plural fermes)

  1. farm
Derived terms[edit]

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ferme

  1. feminine plural of fermo

Noun[edit]

ferme f pl

  1. plural form of ferma

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *ferimē, earlier superlative of ferē, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer- (to hold), whence also firmus.

Adverb[edit]

fermē (not comparable)

  1. Closely, quite, entirely, fully, altogether, just.
  2. In general, generally, usually, commonly, for most of the time.

References[edit]

  • ferme in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ferme m, f (plural fermes)

  1. firm

Novial[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferme (plural fermes)

  1. farm

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferme f (oblique plural fermes, nominative singular ferme, nominative plural fermes)

  1. lease (letting agreement)
  2. the land leased
  3. farm

Adjective[edit]

ferme f

  1. oblique feminine singular of ferm
  2. nominative feminine singular of ferm