ferme

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See also: fermé, fèrme, and fermë

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferme (plural fermes)

  1. (cant) A hole.

References[edit]

  • OED2
  • 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɛʁm/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French ferme, from Old French ferm, ferme (solid), from Latin firmus (solid, secure), from Proto-Italic *fermos, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer-mo-s (holding), from the root *dʰer- (to hold)

Adjective[edit]

ferme (plural fermes)

  1. firm
Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferme f (plural fermes)

  1. (carpentry) roof truss

Verb[edit]

ferme

  1. inflection of fermer:
    1. first-person and third-person singular present indicative and subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French ferme (farm, farm buildings), 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 *fermō, *firhuma- (means of living, subsistence), from Proto-Germanic *ferhwō (life force, body, being), from Proto-Indo-European *perkʷ- (life, force, strength, tree). Related to Old English feorh (life, spirit), Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌹𐍂𐍈𐌿𐍃 (fairƕus, the world). Compare also Old English feormehām (farm), feormere (purveyor).

Noun[edit]

ferme f (plural fermes)

  1. farm
Derived terms[edit]

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Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ferme f pl

  1. Feminine plural of adjective fermo.

Noun[edit]

ferme f pl

  1. plural of ferma

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *ferimē, earlier superlative of ferē, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer- (to hold). Cognates include firmus.

Adverb[edit]

fermē (not comparable)

  1. Closely, quite, entirely, fully, altogether, just.
  2. In general, generally, usually, commonly, for most of the time.

References[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

ferme m or f (plural fermes)

  1. firm

Descendants[edit]


Novial[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferme c (plural fermes)

  1. farm

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

ferme f (oblique plural fermes, nominative singular ferme, nominative plural fermes)

  1. lease (letting agreement)
  2. the land leased
  3. farm

Descendants[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ferme f

  1. oblique and nominative singular feminine of ferm