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feorm

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NounEdit

feorm (plural feorms)

  1. (historical) Alternative form of farm.
    • 1647, N. Bacon, Hist. Disc. Govt. 75:
      Thence the Leases so made were called Feormes or Farmes, which word signifieth Victuals.
    • 1767, W. Blackstone, Comm. Laws Eng. II. 320:
      The most usual and customary feorm or rent..must be reserved yearly on such lease.

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fermō (means of living, subsistence), from Proto-Germanic *ferhwō (life force, body, being), from Proto-Indo-European *perkʷ- (life, force, strength, tree). Cognates: see English farm.

NounEdit

feorm f

  1. food, sustenance, provision; meal, feast, banquet
  2. entertainment
  3. possessions, goods, supplies; stores
  4. profit, benefit
  5. rent, especially rent or tax paid in food or other provisions

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