fard

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French fard ‎(make-up, cosmetics), from farder ‎(to apply make-up, use cosmetics), from Old Frankish *farwidōn ‎(to dye, colour), from Proto-Germanic *farwiþōną ‎(to colour), from Proto-Germanic *farwō ‎(colour), from Proto-Indo-European *perḱ- ‎(motley, coloured). Cognate with Old High German farwjan ‎(to colour) (High German Farbe ‎(colour)), Middle Low German varwe ‎(colour) (Low German Farwe ‎(colour)), Latin pulcher ‎(beautiful), Welsh erch ‎(dark brown).

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  • (16th century, Scottish):
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Noun[edit]

fard ‎(uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Colour or paint, especially white paint, used on the face; makeup, war-paint.
    • 1791, John Whitaker, Rev. Gibbon’s Decline and Fall
      Painted with French fard.
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Verb[edit]

fard ‎(third-person singular simple present fards, present participle farding, simple past and past participle farded)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To paint, as the face or cheeks.
    • Zachary Boyd
      The fairest are but farded like the face of Jezebel.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To gloss over or embellish.
    • 1606, William Birnie, The blame of kirk-buriall
      Our funerals wherewith we but feard death.
    • 1816, Sir Walter Scott, Tales of my Landlord
      Nor will my conscience permit me to fard or daub over the causes of divine wrath.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology at ferd. Closely cognate to Scots faird.

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Noun[edit]

fard ‎(plural fards)

  1. (obsolete) Force of movement, impetus, rush, violent onset.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Arabic فرض.

Noun[edit]

fard ‎(plural fards)

  1. (Islam) A commandment from Allah that a Muslim has to fulfill

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French fard ‎(make-up, cosmetics), from farder ‎(to apply make-up, use cosmetics), from Old Frankish *farwidōn ‎(to dye, colour), from Proto-Germanic *farwiþōną ‎(to colour), from Proto-Germanic *farwō ‎(colour), from Proto-Indo-European *perḱ- ‎(motley, coloured). Cognate with Old High German farwjan ‎(to colour), Middle Low German varwe ‎(colour). See more above.

Noun[edit]

fard m ‎(plural fards)

  1. make-up

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

fard m ‎(invariable)

  1. blusher, rouge

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فَرْد ‎(fard)

Adjective[edit]

fard

  1. odd (not even)

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fardiz.

Noun[edit]

fard f

  1. traffic, journey