firme

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See also: firmé

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

firma +‎ -e

Adverb[edit]

firme

  1. firmly, securely
  2. firmly, steadfastly

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English firm (commercial undertaking, corporate name) and/or German Firma (business, business name, signature), both from Italian firma (signature), from firmare (to sign), from Latin firmō (to make firm); possibly conflated with Medieval Latin firma (farmed office, source of revenue), from Old English feorm (food, rent, tribute). More at firm, farm.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fiʁm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

firme f (plural firmes)

  1. firm (company)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese firme (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Vulgar Latin firmis, from Latin firmus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

firme m or f (plural firmes)

  1. firm
    • 1390, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Os Miragres de Santiago. Madrid: CSIC, page 136:
      Ay espada moy fremosa, que nũca foy suzia nẽ ferrugeẽta, mais sempre foy fremosa et clara et cõueniuele d'ancho et de longo, mais forte et mais firme ca toda las outras, o mãgo tẽes d'almasi moy brãquo et feicto en gisa de cruz, cõ moy fremosa arrays dourada et cõ moy boa maçãa dourada de beril no magarõ.
      Oh, very beauty sword, which was never dirty or rusty but was always beauty and clear and appropriate in its width and in its length; stronger and firmer than the rest; your hilt is of the whitest ivory, made in the form of the cross, with a very beauty golden handle, and an excellent golden apple of beryl in the end
    Synonym: rixo

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Noun[edit]

firme m (plural firmes)

  1. surface of a road
  2. solid ground where foundations are built

References[edit]

  • firme” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • firme” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • firme” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • firme” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • firme” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

firme f

  1. plural of firma

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

firme

  1. vocative masculine singular of firmus

References[edit]

  • firme in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • firme in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • firme in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese firme, from Vulgar Latin firmis, from Latin firmus, from Proto-Italic *fermos, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer-mo-s (holding), from the root *dʰer- (to hold).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

firme m or f (plural firmes, comparable)

  1. firm

Verb[edit]

firme

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of firmar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of firmar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of firmar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of firmar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish firme, from Vulgar Latin firmis, from Latin firmus, from Proto-Italic *fermos, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer-mo-s (holding), from the root *dʰer- (to hold).

Adjective[edit]

firme (plural firmes) (superlative firmísimo)

  1. firm, steady, secure
  2. steadfast, unwavering, unswerving, firm
  3. adamant
  4. strong, assertive (uncompromising, unyielding)
  5. strong (promising)
    un firme candidatoa strong candidate
  6. solid, firm
    en tierra firmeon solid ground

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Verb[edit]

firme

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of firmar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of firmar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of firmar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of firmar.

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