fier

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See also: Fier, fiêr, -fier, and -ifier

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

fier (plural fiers)

  1. Archaic form of fire.
    • 1849, William Strachey, ‎Richard Henry Major, The History of Travaile Into Virginia Britannia, page 92:
      They have also divers conjurations: one they made at what tyme they had taken Captain Smyth prisoner, to know, as they reported, if any more of his countrymen would arrive there, and what they intended; the manner of yt Captain Smyth observed to be as followeth : first, soe some as daie was shut in, they kindled a faire great fier in a lone howse, about which assembled seven priests, takinge Captain Smyth by the hand, and appointing him his seat; about the fier they made a kynd of enchanted circle of meale; that done, the chifest priest, attyred as is expressed, gravely began to sing and shake his rattle, solemly rownding and marching about the fier, the rest followed him silently untill his song was done, which they all shutt up with a groane.
    • 2000, Colin G. Calloway, Dawnland Encounters: Indians and Europeans in Northern New England, →ISBN:
      The salvadges perceiving so much, subtilely devised how they might put out the fier in the shallop, by which meanes they sawe they should be free from the danger of our men's pieces.
    • 2012, Rebecca Anne Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race, →ISBN, page 45:
      The men, “beinge att praiers,” heard odd noises and thought “they sawe one like an Indian leape over the fier.”

References[edit]

  • The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition (1989). Oxford University Press. Vol. V. pp. 242-243.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *sperna, from Proto-Indo-European *pornóm (wing, feather) (compare English fern, Lithuanian spar̃nas), from *perHo- (feather) (compare Serbo-Croatian pèro).

Noun[edit]

fier m

  1. fern

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French fier.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fir/, [fiːr]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ir

Adjective[edit]

fier (comparative fierder, superlative fierst)

  1. proud

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of fier
uninflected fier
inflected fiere
comparative fierder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial fier fierder het fierst
het fierste
indefinite m./f. sing. fiere fierdere fierste
n. sing. fier fierder fierste
plural fiere fierdere fierste
definite fiere fierdere fierste
partitive fiers fierders

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French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French fer, from Latin ferus, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰwer-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fier (feminine singular fière, masculine plural fiers, feminine plural fières)

  1. proud
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French fier, from Latin fīdō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fier

  1. (reflexive, se fier à quelqu'un) to trust someone (à), to rely on someone (à)
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Hunsrik[edit]

Hunsrik cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : fier
    Ordinal : fiert

Etymology[edit]

From Central Franconian vier, from Old High German fior, from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwṓr, the neuter form of *kʷetwóres.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

fier

  1. four
    Ich hon fier Menner gesihn.
    I have seen four men.

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • fïer (diaereses not universally used by scholars of Old French)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīdō.

Verb[edit]

fier

  1. (reflexive, se fier) to trust (someone, something)

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Romanian[edit]

Romanian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Chemical element
Fe Previous: mangan (Mn)
Next: cobalt (Co)

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ferrum.

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Noun[edit]

fier n (plural fiare)

  1. (uncountable) iron
    Fier este un metal.
    Iron is a metal.
    Bunica mea are multe oale de fier.
    My grandmother has many iron pots.
  2. (countable) tool made of iron

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Romansch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ferrum. Compare Friulian fiêr.

Noun[edit]

fier m

  1. iron

Walloon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fer, from Latin ferrum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fier m (plural fiers)

  1. iron

West Frisian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fier

  1. far, distant