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See also: fér, fèr, fær, -fer, fer-, and f***er

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

fer

  1. (dialectal, especially Britain) Eye dialect spelling of for.
    • 1899, Stephen Crane, chapter 1, in Twelve O'Clock:
      “[…] Them rich fellers, they don't make no bad breaks with their money. They watch it all th' time b'cause they know blame well there ain't hardly room fer their feet fer th' pikers an' tin-horns an' thimble-riggers what are layin' fer 'em. […]”
    1997, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, iv:
    ‘Got summat fer yeh here – I mighta sat on it at some point, but it’ll taste all right.’

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AnagramsEdit


AragoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin facere, present active infinitive of faciō.

VerbEdit

fer

  1. to make

CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Provençal far, from Latin facere, present active infinitive of faciō, from Proto-Italic *fakiō, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (to put, place, set).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fer (first-person singular present faig, past participle fet)

  1. to make, to produce
    Fer vinagre.
    To make vinegar.
    Aquesta terra fa molt bon blat.
    This land produces very good wheat.
    Quatre i quatre fan vuit.
    Four and four make eight.
    Fer d'un enemic un aliat.
    To turn an enemy into an ally.
  2. to make up
    Els jubilats fan un quart de la població.
    Retired people make up a quarter of the population.
  3. to do, to cause to be done
  4. to make do
  5. to give
    El primer marit li va fer dos fills.
    Her first husband gave her two sons.
    Feu-me mig quilo de formatge.
    Give me half a kilo of cheese.
  6. to lay
    La canària ha fet un ou.
    The canary has laid an egg.
  7. to cause
  8. to go
  9. (impersonal, of weather) to be
    Fa fred!
    It is cold!
  10. to play
  11. to measure
ConjugationEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin ferus.

AdjectiveEdit

fer (feminine fera, masculine plural fers, feminine plural feres)

  1. wild (untamed, not domesticated)
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fer

  1. third-person singular present of fara

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French fer, from Old French fer, from Latin ferrum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fer m (plural fers)

  1. iron
  2. shoe (for horse); steel tip
  3. (golf) iron
  4. iron (appliance)
  5. (in the plural, archaic) irons, fetters

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Antillean Creole:
  • Haitian Creole:
  • Karipúna Creole French:
  • Louisiana Creole French: fèr,

Further readingEdit


LatinEdit

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

fer

  1. rafsi of fenra.

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish fer, from Proto-Celtic *wiros, from Proto-Indo-European *wiHrós.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fer m (plural fir)

  1. man
    Cha nel mee lowal rish y fer aeg shen.I do not approve of that young man.
  2. one (modified by an adjective or demonstrative, referring to an object or animal)
    Ta fer jiarg aym.I have a red one [e.g. chair].
    Ta mee fakin kiare fir ghlassey.I see four green ones [e.g. birds].
    By vie lhiam yn fer shen.I would like that one [e.g. toy].
  3. used as a dummy noun to support a number, referring to a person, object or animal
    Ta fer ennagh ayns shoh laccal dy akin oo.There's a fellow here who wants to see you.
    Ta fer aym.I have one [e.g. chair].
    Ta mee fakin kiare fir.I see four [e.g. birds].

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fer er ver
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • fer” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Mauritian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French faire.

VerbEdit

fer (medial form fer)

  1. To make
  2. To do

Derived termsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fer

  1. Far.

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French fer.

NounEdit

fer m (plural fers)

  1. iron (metal)
  2. (by extension) (iron) sword

DescendantsEdit


NormanEdit

 
Norman Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nrm

Alternative formsEdit

  • faer (Guernsey)
  • (France, Jersey)

NounEdit

fer m (uncountable)

  1. (Sark) iron

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

fer

  1. present tense of fara and fare

OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin facere, present active infinitive of faciō.

VerbEdit

fer

  1. to do
  2. to make

ConjugationEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin ferrum.

NounEdit

fer m (oblique plural fers, nominative singular fers, nominative plural fer)

  1. iron (metal)
  2. (by extension) sword (made of iron)
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Latin ferum, accusative of ferus (wild)

AdjectiveEdit

fer m (oblique and nominative feminine singular fere)

  1. cruel; harsh
  2. fierce; ferocious
    • circa 1120, Philippe de Taon, Bestiaire:
      Quatre pez ad la beste, e mult est de fer estre
      Four feet has the beast, and it is of a very ferocious nature
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: fierce (from the nominative singular fers)

ReferencesEdit


Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From West Proto-Germanic *ferro-, whence also Old English feorr.

AdjectiveEdit

fer

  1. remote

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *wiros, from Proto-Indo-European *wiHrós. Cognates include Latin vir, Sanskrit वीर (vīrá) and Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐍂 (wair).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fer m (genitive fir, nominative plural fir)

  1. man
  2. husband

DeclensionEdit

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative fer ferL firL
Vocative fir ferL firu
Accusative ferN ferL firu
Genitive firL fer ferN
Dative fiurL feraib feraib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
fer ḟer fer
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • fer” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old SaxonEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *ferro, an old comparative form

AdverbEdit

fer

  1. far

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *ferro.

AdjectiveEdit

fer

  1. far
DeclensionEdit



RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) far

EtymologyEdit

From Latin faciō, facere.

VerbEdit

fer

  1. (Puter) to do, make

ScotsEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fer (comparative ferther, superlative ferthest)

  1. (Southern Scots) far

Derived termsEdit


WelshEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fer

  1. Soft mutation of ber (short).

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
ber fer mer unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.