Etymology 1


fere (plural feres)

(dialectal or obsolete) A companion, comrade or friend.

(archaic) A spouse; an animal's mate.

Etymology 2


fere (comparative more fere, superlative most fere)

(obsolete) Fierce.


• -free, Free, feer, free, reef

Source: Wiktionary

Fere, n. Etym: [OE. fere companion, AS. gefera, from feran to go, travel, faran to travel. sq. root78. See Fare.]

Definition: A mate or companion; -- often used of a wife. [Obs.] [Written also fear and feere.] Chaucer. And Cambel took Cambrina to his fere. Spenser. In fere, together; in company. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Fere, a. Etym: [Cf. L. ferus wild.]

Definition: Fierce. [Obs.]

Fere, n. Etym: [See Fire.]

Definition: Fire. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Fere, n. Etym: [See Fear.]

Definition: Fear. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Fere, v. t. & i.

Definition: To fear. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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