Definition of Farse

1. n. An addition to, or a paraphrase of, some part of the Latin service in the vernacular; -- common in English before the Reformation.

Definition of Farse

1. Noun. A vernacular paraphrase inserted into Latin liturgy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Farse

1. to expand a narrative by interpolation [v FARSED, FARSING, FARSES]

Medical Definition of Farse

1. An addition to, or a paraphrase of, some part of the Latin service in the vernacular; common in English before the Reformation. See: Farce. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Farse Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Farse

farriery
farries
farring
farringtonite
farro
farrow
farrowed
farrowing
farrows
farruca
farrucas
farry
fars
farsang
farsangs
farse (current term)
farsed
farsee
farseeing
farseer
farseers
farses
farside
farsides
farsight
farsighted
farsightedly
farsightedness
farsing
farspeak

Literary usage of Farse

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1. A Glossary of Ecclesiastical Terms by Orby Shipley (1872)
"The same as farse. Farcia. The same as farse. Fare-forth. ... farse. I. An interpolation much used in early times, and introduced into the Giuria in ..."

2. A Church dictionary by Walter Farquhar Hook (1859)
"The sub- deacon first repeated each verse of the epistle or lectio in Latin, and two choristers sang the farse or explanation. The following is an example ..."

3. Dialect Notes by American Dialect Society (1896)
"... fall: the word autumn is only known from books. farse: eager. ... farse to go fishin'." [Is this merely fierce, or is it an older Germanic word ? ..."

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