Familiarness



[fuh-mil-yer] /fəˈmɪl yər/

adjective
1.
commonly or generally known or seen:
a familiar sight.
2.
well-acquainted; thoroughly conversant:
to be familiar with a subject.
3.
informal; easygoing; unceremonious; unconstrained:
to write in a familiar style.
4.
closely intimate or personal:
a familiar friend; to be on familiar terms.
5.
unduly intimate; too personal; taking liberties; presuming:
The duchess disliked familiar servants.
6.
domesticated; tame.
7.
of or relating to a family or household.
noun
8.
a familiar friend or associate.
9.
Witchcraft and Demonology.

10.
Roman Catholic Church.

/fəˈmɪlɪə/
adjective
1.
well-known; easily recognized: a familiar figure
2.
frequent or customary: a familiar excuse
3.
(postpositive) foll by with. acquainted
4.
friendly; informal
5.
close; intimate
6.
more intimate than is acceptable; presumptuous
7.
an archaic word for familial
noun
8.
Also called familiar spirit. a supernatural spirit often assuming animal form, supposed to attend and aid a witch, wizard, etc
9.
a person, attached to the household of the pope or a bishop, who renders service in return for support
10.
an officer of the Inquisition who arrested accused persons
11.
a friend or frequent companion
adj.

mid-14c., “intimate, very friendly, on a family footing,” from Old French famelier, from Latin familiaris “domestic, of a household;” also “familiar, intimate, friendly,” dissimilated from *familialis, from familia (see family). The sense gradually broadened. Of things, from late 15c. The noun meaning “demon, evil spirit that answers one’s call” is from 1580s.
see: have a familiar ring

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