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  • n. An army, host
  • n. fear


From Middle English ferde, feord, furd, from Old English fyrd, fierd, ferd ("army, host, company"), from Proto-Germanic *fardiz (“journey, expedition”), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (“to put across, ferry”). Cognate with Old Frisian ferd, fart ("an expedition, journey"), Old High German fart (German Fahrt, "journey"), Danish færd ("voyage, travel"). More at fare. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English, from feren ("to fear"). More at fear. (Wiktionary)



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