Fermery


Fermery
The infirmary of a monastery; its *obedientiary was the *fermerer. [< Lat. infirmaria]

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • fermery — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Farmery — See Fermery …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Fermerer — The fermerer s duty was to tend the sick in a monastery and prepare those who had died for burial. The elderly and infirm were also housed in the *fermery, where those who had been bled recuperated for three days. Cf. Blood letting …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • firmary — var. of fermery, Obs., infirmary …   Useful english dictionary


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