A.that which is brought by the wife, dowry, Hdt.1.93, E.IA47 (anap.), Hipp.629, X.Cyr.8.5.19, Aeschin.2.31, OGI218.65 (Ilium, iii B. C.), etc.; θεραποντὶς φ. a dowry of handmaids, i.e. given as a dowry, A.Supp.979 (anap.); pl., of a dower, as consisting of divers presents, E.Or.1662, Anaxandr.41.23 (anap.); φερναὶ πολέμου, of a wife won in battle, E.Ion298; also, bridal gifts, λάζυσθε φ. τάσδε, παῖδες, of Medea's presents to Creüsa, Id.Med.956.
II. Dor. φερνά , portion of victim reserved for the God, IG42(1).40.6, 41.7 (Epid., v/iv B. C.).