Fere vs Fewe - What's the difference?

fere | fewe |


As adjectives the difference between fere and fewe

is that fere is (obsolete) fierce while fewe is .

As a noun fere

is a companion, comrade or friend.

fere

English

Etymology 1

(etyl) (Northumbrian) ).

Alternative forms

* pheer

Noun

(en noun)
  • A companion, comrade or friend.
  • *1485 , Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur , Book V:
  • *:they swange oute their swerdis and slowe of noble men of armys mo than an hondred – and than they rode ayen to theire ferys .
  • (label) A spouse; an animal's mate.
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:And Cambel took Cambrina to his fere .
  • *1830 , , ‘ Supposed Confessions of a Second-Rate Sensitive Mind’:
  • *:The lamb rejoiceth in the year, / And raceth freely with his fere , / And answers to his mother’s calls / From the flower’d furrow.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)

    Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) (lena) .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) fierce
  • (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

    * free * reef ----

    fewe

    English

    Adjective

    (head)