-fer


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-fer

suff.
One that bears: aquifer.

[Latin, bearer, bearing, from ferre, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

-fer

n combining form
indicating a person or thing that bears something specified: crucifer; conifer.
[from Latin, from ferre to bear]

-fer

a combining form meaning “that which carries” the thing specified by the initial element: aquifer; conifer.
[< Latin, derivative of ferre to bear1]