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). Cognate to Latin spiritus ‎(breath) from spirō ‎(breathe, respire; live) and Albanian frymë ‎(breath, wind, spirit).

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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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