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, 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

  • ferme” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

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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