felibre

noun, often capitalized
fe·​li·​bre | \ fāˈlēbrə, -rᵊ \
plural felibres\ -​rəz , -​rᵊ \

Definition of felibre

: a member or supporter of the Felibrige, a literary association of Provençal writers founded near Avignon in 1854 especially for the maintenance and purification of Provençal as a literary language

History and Etymology for felibre

French félibre, from Provençal felibre felibre, any one of the learned men with whom Jesus at the age of twelve disputed in the Temple (Luke 2:46), perhaps from Late Latin fellebris being not yet weaned, from Latin fellare, felare to suck

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“Felibre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felibre. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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