Another trip to the mainland today for appointments caused me to wake up wondering where the word "ferry" comes from. (Who does that - wake up thinking about words and their roots????) So naturally I turned to Latin (2 years of it in high school will do that to you):
|Latin Roots in English|
|fer-o||(I) carry||ferry, transfer, refer|
Further searching found it to then be from a Germanic root, Old Norse, Old English, and what in the world is Old Frisian?? Frisian (adj.)
And so now we know! Interesting that the word "fare" is related...especially since our ferry fares have just increased. But today: Quaedam enim est me transferre.