Other Word Forms
Origin of comfrey
- Middle English comferi from Old French cumfirie from Vulgar Latin cōnfervia from Latin cōnferva from cōnfervēre to boil together com- com- fervēre to boil fervent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin cumfiria; this was possibly from earlier Latin conferva, an aquatic herb mentioned in Pliny.