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See also: Fier, fiêr, -fier, and -ifier

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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

fier (plural fiers)

  1. Archaic form of fire.
    • 1849, William Strachey, ‎Richard Henry Major, The History of Travaile Into Virginia Britannia, page 92:
      They have also divers conjurations: one they made at what tyme they had taken Captain Smyth prisoner, to know, as they reported, if any more of his countrymen would arrive there, and what they intended; the manner of yt Captain Smyth observed to be as followeth : first, soe some as daie was shut in, they kindled a faire great fier in a lone howse, about which assembled seven priests, takinge Captain Smyth by the hand, and appointing him his seat; about the fier they made a kynd of enchanted circle of meale; that done, the chifest priest, attyred as is expressed, gravely began to sing and shake his rattle, solemly rownding and marching about the fier, the rest followed him silently untill his song was done, which they all shutt up with a groane.
    • 2000, Colin G. Calloway, Dawnland Encounters: Indians and Europeans in Northern New England, →ISBN:
      The salvadges perceiving so much, subtilely devised how they might put out the fier in the shallop, by which meanes they sawe they should be free from the danger of our men's pieces.
    • 2012, Rebecca Anne Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race, →ISBN, page 45:
      The men, “beinge att praiers,” heard odd noises and thought “they sawe one like an Indian leape over the fier.”

ReferencesEdit

  • The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition (1989). Oxford University Press. Vol. V. pp. 242-243.

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *pʰera, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)perHom < *(s)perH- (to fly). Compare Proto-Slavic *pero (feather), English fern, Lithuanian spar̃nas (wing), Latvian spā̀rns (wing), Sanskrit पर्ण (parṇá, wing).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fier m (definite singular fieri)

  1. fern

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stefan Schumacher & Joachim Matzinger, Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 2013), 218.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French fier.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fir/, [fiːr]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ir

AdjectiveEdit

fier (comparative fierder, superlative fierst)

  1. proud

InflectionEdit

Inflection of fier
uninflected fier
inflected fiere
comparative fierder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial fier fierder het fierst
het fierste
indefinite m./f. sing. fiere fierdere fierste
n. sing. fier fierder fierste
plural fiere fierdere fierste
definite fiere fierdere fierste
partitive fiers fierders

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FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French fer, from Latin ferus, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰwer-.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fier (feminine singular fière, masculine plural fiers, feminine plural fières)

  1. proud
SynonymsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French fier, from Latin fīdō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fier

  1. (reflexive, se fier à quelqu'un) to trust someone (à), to rely on someone (à)
ConjugationEdit
Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


HunsrikEdit

Hunsrik cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : fier
    Ordinal : fiert

EtymologyEdit

From Central Franconian vier, from Old High German fior, from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwṓr, the neuter form of *kʷetwóres.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

fier

  1. four
    Ich hon fier Menner gesihn.
    I have seen four men.

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

fier

  1. Alternative form of figer

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • fïer (diaereses not universally used by scholars of Old French)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fīdō.

VerbEdit

fier

  1. (reflexive, se fier) to trust (someone, something)

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DescendantsEdit


RomanianEdit

 
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Chemical element
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ferrum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fier n (plural fiare)

  1. (uncountable) iron
    Fier este un metal.
    Iron is a metal.
    Bunica mea are multe oale de fier.
    My grandmother has many iron pots.
  2. (countable) tool made of iron

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RomanschEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ferrum. Compare Friulian fiêr.

NounEdit

fier m

  1. iron

WalloonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French fer, from Latin ferrum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fier m (plural fiers)

  1. iron

West FrisianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fier

  1. far, distant

InflectionEdit

Inflection of fier
uninflected fier
inflected fiere
comparative fierder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial fier fierder it fierst
it fierste
indefinite c. sing. fiere fierdere fierste
n. sing. fier fierder fierste
plural fiere fierdere fierste
definite fiere fierdere fierste
partitive fiers fierders

Further readingEdit

  • fier”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011