ferme

See also: fermé, fèrme, and fermë

Contents

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

ferme ‎(plural fermes)

  1. (cant) Hole.

ReferencesEdit

  • OED2
  • 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

ferme m, f ‎(plural fermes)

  1. firm
SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

ferme f ‎(plural fermes)

  1. (carpentry) roof truss

VerbEdit

ferme

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fermer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of fermer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of fermer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of fermer
  5. second-person singular imperative of fermer

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle French ferme ‎(farm, farm buildings), 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). Related to Old English feorh ‎(life, spirit), Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌹𐍂𐍈𐌿𐍃 ‎(fairƕus, the world). Compare also Old English feormehām ‎(farm), feormere ‎(purveyor).

NounEdit

ferme f ‎(plural fermes)

  1. farm
Derived termsEdit

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ferme f pl

  1. feminine plural of fermo

NounEdit

ferme f pl

  1. plural of ferma

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *ferimē, earlier superlative of ferē, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer- ‎(to hold), whence also firmus.

AdverbEdit

fermē (not comparable)

  1. Closely, quite, entirely, fully, altogether, just.
  2. In general, generally, usually, commonly, for most of the time.

ReferencesEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

ferme m, f ‎(plural fermes)

  1. firm

NovialEdit

NounEdit

ferme ‎(plural fermes)

  1. farm

Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

ferme f ‎(oblique plural fermes, nominative singular ferme, nominative plural fermes)

  1. lease (letting agreement)
  2. the land leased
  3. farm

AdjectiveEdit

ferme f

  1. oblique singular feminine of ferm
  2. nominative singular feminine of ferm
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