noun Archaic.

  1. a companion; mate.

noun Scot

  1. a companion
  2. Also: fier a husband or wife

“companion” (obsolete), from Middle English fere, a shortening of Old English gefera “associate, comrade, fellow-disciple; wife, man, servant,” from root of faran “to go, travel” (cf. German Gefährte “companion;” see fare (v.)).

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