Other Word Forms of Temper
Origin of Temper
From Middle English temperen, from Old English *temprian, from Latin temperare (“to divide or proportion duly, mingle in due proportion, qualify, temper, regulate, rule, intransitive observe measure, be moderate or temperate"), from tempus (“time, fit season"); see temporal.
Middle English temperen from Old English temprian from Latin temperāre probably from variant of tempus tempor- time, season
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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