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See also: ferme, fermé, and fermë


Etymology 1[edit]

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


fèrme m, f

  1. (Jersey) firm

Etymology 2[edit]

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 *firhu- (life force, body, being), from Proto-Indo-European *perkʷ- (life, force, strength, tree).


fèrme f (plural fèrmes)

  1. (Jersey) farm
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