“Ferment” meaning any agent or substance, such as a bacterium, mold, yeast, or enzyme causing fermentation.
Ferment comes from the Latin word “fermentare” meaning to leaven, ferment, from the word “fermentum” a substance causing fermentation, from the root word (original word) “fervere” to boil, seethe, or brew.”
The same origins as effervescence ….. to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes
- give off bubbles of gas, as fermenting liquor
- to issue forth in bubbles.
- show enthusiasm, excitement, liveliness (aptly describes the fermented gifts that we make and the excitement that we share for them). Hey!! my fellow fermento’s Do you relate????