Borrowing from Latin ferrum.
- IPA(key): /ˈfero/
- Hyphenation: fe‧ro
fero (uncountable, accusative feron)
- the chemical element iron
- Romanization of 𐍆𐌴𐍂𐍉
From Esperanto fero, from Latin ferrum.
From Proto-Italic *ferō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (“to bear, carry”). Cognates include Sanskrit भरति (bhárati), Ancient Greek φέρω (phérō), Old English beran (English bear).
The stem tul-, related to tollō, is from Proto-Indo-European *telh₂- (“to bear, support, suffer”), whence also English thole (“to endure”). The stem of lātus has the same source, reduced from *tlātus.
ferō (present infinitive ferre, perfect active tulī, supine lātum); third conjugation, irregular
- I bear, carry
, Vulgate Genesis.1.2
- terra autem erat inanis et vacua et tenebrae super faciem abyssi et spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas
- And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.
- I support, hold up
- I suffer, endure
- I report
- I cast (a vote); pass or ratify (a law)