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[fur-ver] /ˈfɜr vər/

great warmth and earnestness of feeling:
to speak with great fervor.
intense heat.
great intensity of feeling or belief; ardour; zeal
(rare) intense heat

chiefly British English spelling of fervor (q.v.); for spelling, see -or.

mid-14c., “warmth or glow of feeling,” from Old French fervor (Modern French ferveur) “heat, enthusiasm, ardor, passion,” from Latin fervor “a boiling, violent heat; passion, ardor, fury,” from fervere “to boil” (see brew).


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