WORDS THAT USE FERR-
What does ferr- mean?
What are variants of ferr-?
Ferr- is a variant of both ferro- and ferri-, which lose their -o- or -i- when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use articles for ferro- and ferri-.
Examples of ferr-
One example of a scientific term that features the form ferr- is ferrite, “a compound, as NaFeO2, formed when ferric oxide is combined with a more basic metallic oxide.” Essentially, ferrite is a kind of hard substance that contains iron.
The ferr- part of the word means “iron.” The suffix -ite has various meanings, including as a way to name minerals and fossils. Ferrite literally means “iron mineral.”
What are some words that use the combining form ferr-?
What are some other forms that ferr– may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters ferr-, such as ferry or ferret, is necessarily using the combining form ferr- to denote “iron.” Learn where ferret comes from at our entry for the word.
How to use ferr- in a sentence
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Experr enim volu, s15103 tibi prpositum ex sententi parum cessisset, quam aequ anim m ferr essem intermptra.
Ferr′iage, provision for ferrying: the fare paid for such; Ferr′y-boat; Ferr′y-man.
Fir is also sounded either fur or ferr (a fur tree or a ferr tree).English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce