firm

firm Adj erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. fīrmus "fest, sicher, stark", wohl in Anlehnung an ne. firm.
   Ebenso ne. firm. Hierzu unmittelbar firmen, zu dessen lateinischem Vorbild auch Firma und Firmament gehören; ein Abstraktum zu einer Präfigierung ist Konfirmation. Über das Französische und Englische gehört hierzu auch Farm, über das Italienische noch Fermate.
DF 1 (1913), 215. lateinisch l.

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