Origin: ME feldefare, altered (after faren, fare) < OE feldeware, lit., “field-dweller” < feld, field + ? wærian, to guard, inhabit: ? folk etym.
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Origin: Middle English feldfare
Origin: , from Old English feldeware
Origin: , error for *feldefare
Origin: : perhaps feld, field; see field
Origin: + *-fare, goer (from faran, to go; see per-2 in Indo-European roots).
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