Furs (pelts)




  • To cover with fur or a fur-like coating.
  • To become covered with fur or a fur-like coating.
  • To level a surface by applying furring to it.


  • From Middle English furre, forre, from Anglo-Norman forre, fuerre, from Frankish *fōdar, from Proto-West Germanic *fōdr, from Proto-Germanic *fōdrą (compare Old English fōdor, Dutch voering, German Futter, Gothic 𐍆𐍉𐌳𐍂), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂-, *poh₂- (compare Lithuanian piemuō, Ancient Greek πῶυ, πῶμα, ποιμήν, Old Armenian հօրան, Northern Kurdish pawan, Sanskrit पाति.
  • The verb is from Middle English furren, from Anglo-Norman furrer, forrer, fourrer, from the noun.

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