To state or assert positively; maintain as true.
M.E. affermen, affirmen "to decide upon; to state positively," from O.Fr. afermer "affirm, confirm; strengthen," from L. affirmare "to make steady, strengthen," from → ad- "to" + firmare "strengthen, make firm," from firmus, → firm.
Baedešidan, from bar- "upon, to," + deš, → firm, + infinitive suffix -idan.
The act of affirming or something affirmed.
Verbal noun of → affirm.
1) To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify.
Âdešidan, from prefix a- + deš "→ firm" + infinitive suffix -idan.
The act of confirming or the state of being confirmed.
Verbal noun from → confirm.
1) Having a solid structure that resists pressure.
M.E. ferm, from O.Fr. ferm "strong, vigorous; healthy, sound; steadfast," from L. firmus "strong, steadfast, stable," from PIE root *dher- "to hold firmly, support."
Deš (Hamadâni) "firm, steady," (Ilâmi) dež "intact, entire," (Hamadâni) daj "intact, full," (Šuštari) dec "full," may be related to Proto-Ir. *dar- "to hold, keep;" Av. dār- "to hold, keep;" Pers./ Mid.Pers. dâštan/dâr- "to have, hold, keep;" cf. Skt. dhar- "to hold, keep, preserve;" L. firmus "firm, steady, as above."
1) nâdeš; 2) nâdešidan
Fr.: 1) infirme; 2) invalider
1) Feeble or weak in body or health, especially because of age.