feorh

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ferhwō, *ferhuz (body, life), from Proto-Indo-European *perkʷ- (to encompass, surround; world; body; tree). Cognate with Old Saxon ferh, Old High German ferh, Old Norse fjǫr or fjör (whence the Icelandic fjör), and more distantly, with Albanian frymë (breath, wind, spirit). Compare Latin spiritus (breath) from spirō (breathe, respire; live).

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Noun[edit]

feorh m, n (nominative plural feorh)

  1. life, principles of life, soul, spirit
  2. living being, person

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