- a companion; mate
- a husband or wife; spouse
Origin: ME fere < OE (Anglian) fera, aphetic for gefera < ge-, together + -fera < base of faran, to go: see fare
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- A companion.
- A spouse.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English gefēra; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.