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See also: ferme, fermé, and fermë



Etymology 1Edit

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


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).


fèrme f (plural fèrmes)

  1. (Jersey) farm
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