farse

Definition of farse

 (Entry 1 of 3)

obsolete variant of

farse

noun
\ ˈfärs \
plural -s

Definition of farse (Entry 2 of 3)

: an interpolation (as an explanatory phrase) inserted in a liturgical formula usually : an addition or paraphrase, often in the vulgar language, formerly permitted in the sung portions of the Mass
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of farse (Entry 3 of 3)

: to amplify (a liturgical formula) by interpolation : insert a farse in also : to interpolate (a farse)

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History and Etymology for farse

Noun

Medieval Latin farsa, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin farsa forcemeat

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“Farse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farse. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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