feormian

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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alteration of earlier *feorbian, from Proto-Germanic *furbijaną (to scour, wipe, clean), from Proto-Indo-European *prep- (to appear).

Verb[edit]

feormian

  1. to cleanse, scour, furbish

Etymology 2[edit]

From feorm (entertainment, feast, food).

Verb[edit]

feormian

  1. to entertain, receive (as a guest)
  2. to support, sustain, feed
  3. to cherish
  4. to benefit
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