Fere vs Wife - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between fere and wife
is that fere
is a companion, comrade or friend while wife
is a married woman, especially in relation to her spouse.
As an adjective fere
is (obsolete) fierce.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(etyl) (Northumbrian) ).
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.
A married woman, especially in relation to her spouse.
* (The Fisherman and His Wife)
* , chapter=10
- My wife and I have decided to have a baby.
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife
they seemed to be brothers.}}
The female of a pair of mated animals.
Although not common, wife'' can be used with ''the to indicate one's own wife. For instance, "I'd like to go, but the wife wants me home." More commonly, "my wife".
* (married woman) better half, life partner, little woman (slang), partner, significant other, spouse
* See also
* (married woman) husband, were (obsolete)
(Terms derived from the noun "wife")
* (From woman) alewife
* (partner) co-wife
* (partner) ex-wife
* (woman) fishwife
* (woman) goodwife
* (partner) housewife
* (partner) huswife
* (partner) man and wife/I now declare you man and wife
* (woman) midwife
* (woman) old wife/old-wife/oldwife
* (woman) pudding-wife
* (partner) trophy wife
* (partner) wife-beater
* (woman/partner) wifehood
* (partner) wifeless
* (woman) wifely
* (partner) wifey