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Chris -- 2011-03-08
I ran into this chimera today on youtube. Fervor and fever, despite appearances, are not related, deriving as they do from separate PIE bases. Fervor is effervescence, from L. while fever is, well, heat, too; not Mediterranean heat, but heat that came through , which gave us Goth. dags, O.E. dæg ‘day,’ originally ‘the heat’. “Feverently” looks like a blend of fervently and feverishly.
Thanks all. I thought it was spelled feverently, with the base word “fever”, but it’s apparently fervently- you would think that one of these fancy spellcheckers could give me a spelling correction that wasn’t “reverently”.
Fondly Do We Hope…Feverently We Do Pray
Last edited by burred (2011-06-25 03:03:00)