- The infirmary of a monastery; its *obedientiary was the *fermerer. [< Lat. infirmaria]
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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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