From English firm (“commercial undertaking, corporate name”) and/or German Firma (“business, business name, signature”), both from Italian firma (“signature”), from firmare (“to sign”), from Latin firmō (“to make firm”); possibly conflated with Medieval Latin firma (“farmed office, source of revenue”), from Old English feorm (“food, rent, tribute”). More at firm, farm.
firme f (plural firmes)
- firm (company)
- “firme” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- firme in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- firme in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- firme in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of firmar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of firmar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of firmar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of firmar