Fervent Definition

Having or showing great warmth of feeling; intensely devoted or earnest; ardent.
Webster's New World
Hot; burning; glowing.
Webster's New World

Origin of Fervent

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin fervēns fervent- present participle of fervēre to boil bhreu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fervens, present participle of fervere (“to boil, ferment, glow, rage”).

    From Wiktionary

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