From Middle English feer, fere, fer, from Old English fǣr, ġefǣr, from Proto-Germanic *fērō, *fērą, from Proto-Indo-European *per-. Cognate with Dutch gevaar, German Gefahr, Swedish fara, Latin perīculum, Albanian frikë, Romanian frică.
The verb is from Middle English feren, from Old English fǣran, from the noun. Cognate with the archaic Dutch verb varen.
From Middle English fere, feore, from Old English fēre, from Proto-Germanic *fōriz, from Proto-Indo-European *per-. Cognate with Scots fere, feir, Middle High German gevüere, Swedish för, Icelandic færr. Related to fare.
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