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

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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 14 Aug. 2020.

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