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Hervir and Fever

Hervir boil spanish english

Hervir (Span­ish for, “to boil”) comes from the Latin fer­vere (“to be hot, burn, boil”).

The best part: from this same root, we al­so get the Eng­lish… fever!

This is thus an­oth­er ex­am­ple of the pat­tern where Span­ish lost the ini­tial F and re­placed it with the (un­spo­ken) “H”: Ho­ja-Fo­liage, Huir-Fugi­tive, etc.


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