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  • n. Alternative form of farm.


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  • In consequence the local lord received the privilege of the feorm-fultum, or the right to be entertained for one night or more in progress.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The churchmen did not continue these visits, they remained in their monasteries, and had the feorm brought them regularly; they had an overseer in the village to see to this, and so they tightened their hold on the village.

    A Short History of English Agriculture

  • [14] The word here used, occasionally spelt _ferm_, sometimes means not so much a piece of land turned to agricultural use and cultivated by owner or tenant, as _an account, a reckoning_: It is akin to _farm_ from the A.S. fearm or feorm = food, a meal.

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • feorm (goods, mostly foodstuffs, paid by an individual or estate to a lord at regular intervals, often annually) = food-rent fyrd (fighting force composed of freemen doing obligatory military service for their lord) = militia seax (single-bladed long knife) = fighting knife, or dagger

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • _feorm_ or _fostor_, and consisted of a fixed quantity of articles paid in kind.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • If one opens a novel and encounters men wearing chausses and braies, women wearing wimples and bliauts, dinner menus featuring manchet loaves and angel bread, reeves collecting feorm, a fyrdman carrying a seax or a musician playing a rebec, it’s immediately apparent that the story is set in a world that is not the same as the modern world, where people dress and act and perhaps think differently.

    Archive 2006-08-01


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