farmer etymology

English word farmer comes from Latin firma (Farm. Rent. Tax, tribute.)

Detailed word origin of farmer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
firma Latin (lat) Farm. Rent. Tax, tribute.
firmarius Malayalam (mal)
fermier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
fermour Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
farmer English (eng) (historical) One who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to collect for a certain rate per cent.. (historical, mining) The lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown.. A person who works the land and/or who keeps livestock, especially on a farm.. Agent noun of farm; someone or something that farms.

Words with the same origin as farmer

Descendants of firma
farm farmhouse farming firm