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From Middle High German vieber, from Old High German fiebar, from Latin febris (fever), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn). The early loanword (attested 830) gradually displaced native Ritte, from Proto-Germanic *hriþiz (literally trembling).

Cognate with Old English fefor (whence modern English fever), though this is likely an independent borrowing. From High German the word emanated into Middle Low German, and thence further into the North Germanic languages, whereas Dutch has not adopted it.


  • IPA(key): /ˈfiːbər/, [ˈfiː.bɐ]
  • (file)
  • Homophone: Fiber


Fieber n (strong, genitive Fiebers, plural Fieber)

  1. fever


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Further reading[edit]

  • Fieber” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Fieber” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Fieber” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Fieber on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de