fero (uncountable, accusative feron)
- the chemical element iron
- Romanization of 𐍆𐌴𐍂𐍉
A suppletive paradigm consisting of two different roots.
The present stem is from Proto-Italic *ferō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰéreti (“to bear, carry”), from the root *bʰer-. Cognates include Sanskrit भरति (bhárati), Ancient Greek φέρω (phérō), Old English beran (English bear).
The perfect stem, originally of tollō, is from Proto-Italic *tetolai, from Proto-Indo-European *tetólh₂e (“to be holding up”), from the root *telh₂-. The stem of lātus has the same root, reduced from Proto-Italic *tlātos, from Proto-Indo-European *tl̥h₂tós. It is cognate with English thole (“to endure”).