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See also: ferme, fermé, and fermë

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Etymology 1Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

fèrme m, f

  1. (Jersey) firm

Etymology 2Edit

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 *firmō, *firhuma- (means of living, subsistence), from *firhu- (life force, body, being), from Proto-Indo-European *perkʷ- (life, force, strength, tree).

NounEdit

fèrme f (plural fèrmes)

  1. (Jersey) farm
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