Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Fermá-re, v. a.
1. to stop, stay, arrest, holdfast, detain. — il piede, to stop; 2. to shut close;3. to establish, confirm, fortify, strengthen.— la tassa, to impose a tax. — l'animo, to deliberate. — il viso, not to be afraid. — nella memoria, to impress upon the memory. — il patto, to conclude, bind a treaty; 4. to determine, come to a resolution. Mi fermai di non partire senza vederlo, I was determined not to depart without seeing him; 5. to tie, bind one thing to another; v. r. to stop, stay, pause, rest, stand still. — sopra un bastone,to lean upon a stick; adj. Fermá-nte.
Florio: a worlde of wordes, or most copious, dictionarie in Italian and English
fermare: to confirme, to settle, to establish, to ratifie. Also to affirme, to warrant. Also to make fast, to shut, to close, to locke. Also to firme or to seale. Also to stay.