From Ancient Greek [Term?]. Other scholars suggest from Aramaic פרנס (he maintained, sustained, supported), Classical Syriac ܦܪܢܣ (he cared for, provided; he appointed, distributed; he took the oversight, managed, ruled).
- A need, a necessity: that which one needs.
- Subsistence, a living: providing of the needs of life.
- Occupation, livelihood, living: employment by which one earns money to satisfy one's needs.