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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