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Probably from a Vulgar Latin root *fertus < *fervitus for the past participle of Latin ferveō, fervere, as with the Daco-Romanian equivalent fiert. Compare also the Apulian (dialect of Italy) fiersetu.
hertu m (feminine heartã)
- (masculine singular past passive participle of herbu used as an adjective) boiled