ferveo

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰeru- (to be hot, boil). Cognates include Old Armenian բորբ (borb), Welsh berw (to boil), English burn, brew.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active ferveō, present infinitive fervēre, perfect active ferbuī, supine fervitum

  1. I am hot.
  2. I burn.
  3. I boil; seethe, foam.
  4. (figuratively) I come or swarm forth in great numbers.
  5. (figuratively) I am inflamed, agitated or fired up.

Inflection[edit]

  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.

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References[edit]

  • ferveo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • fever in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911