fere

fere

[feer]
noun Archaic.
a companion; mate.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English gefēra, derivative of fēran to go; akin to fare, feirie

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fere (fɪə, Scottish fiːr)
 
n
1.  a companion
2.  Also: fier a husband or wife
 
[Old English gefēra, from fēran to travel; see fare]

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fere
"companion" (obsolete), from M.E. fere, aphetic of O.E. gefera, from base of faran "to go, travel" (cf. Ger. Gefährte "companion").
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