Origin of fervid

First recorded in 1590–1600, fervid is from the Latin word fervidus boiling. See fervent, -id4
Related formsfer·vid·i·ty, nounfer·vid·ly, adverbnon·fer·vid, adjectivenon·fer·vid·ly, adverbnon·fer·vid·ness, nounun·fer·vid, adjectiveun·fer·vid·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for fervidity



1590s, from Latin fervidus "glowing, burning; vehement, fervid," from fervere "to boil, glow" (see brew (v.)). Figurative sense of "impassioned" is from 1650s. Related: Fervidly.

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