feorh

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • feorg

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ferhwō, *ferhuz (body, life), from Proto-Indo-European *perkʷ- (to encompass, surround; world; body; tree). Cognate with Old Saxon ferh, Old High German ferh, Old Norse fjǫr or fjör (whence the Icelandic fjör). Cognate to Latin spiritus (breath) from spirō (breathe, respire; live) and Albanian frymë (breath, wind, spirit).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

feorh n (nominative plural feorh)

  1. life, principles of life, soul, spirit
  2. living being, person

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 27 August 2013, at 00:24