fere

fere
I. \\ˈfi(ə)r\ noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gefēra, derivative from the root of faran to travel — more at fare

the lamb … raceth freely with his fere — Alfred Tennyson

b. : a wife or husband

own her fere and plighted lord — E.G.Bulwer-Lytton

2. now dialect Britain : a person of the same rank or competence : equal, peer, match
II. \\ˈfēr\ adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fēre able to go, fit for military service; akin to Old High German gifuori fit, suitable, Old Norse fœrr able, strong, fit for use, Old English faran to travel
now chiefly Scotland : in good health : sound, strong — often used in the phrase hale and fere

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