fervent

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fervent, from Old French fervent, from Latin fervens, ferventem, present participle of fervere (to boil, ferment, glow, rage).

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fervent (comparative more fervent, superlative most fervent)

  1. Exhibiting particular enthusiasm, zeal, conviction, persistence, or belief.
  2. Having or showing emotional warmth, fervor, or passion.
    • 1876, Wilkie Collins, "Mr. Captain and the Nymph," in Little Novels,
      Never again would those fresh lips touch his lips with their fervent kiss!
  3. Glowing, burning, very hot.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fervēns.

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fervent (masculine and feminine plural fervents)

  1. fervent
    Synonym: fervorós

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin fervēntem, accusative of fervēns.

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fervent (feminine fervente, masculine plural fervents, feminine plural ferventes)

  1. fervent

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

fervent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of ferveō

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French fervent, from Latin fervēns, ferventem; compare fervour.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɛrˈvɛnt/, /ˈfɛrvɛnt/

Adjective[edit]

fervent

  1. fervent (very hot)
  2. (by extension) tempestuous, fierce
  3. fervent (ardent, enthusiastic)
  4. (pathology) inflamed, feverous

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: fervent
  • Scots: fervent

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fervent, from Latin fervens.

Adjective[edit]

fervent m or n (feminine singular ferventă, masculine plural fervenți, feminine and neuter plural fervente)

  1. fervent

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