Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 22, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Looking all the rage posted by Henry on May 22, 2004
: : What is the derivation of the rage?
: : Was *anger* the initial defination ?
: : thanks
: Fires rage too.
: It was at the centre of attention perhaps?
It is from La**n rabia for rage.
The verb is "rabere" which means "to be mad" or "to prevail uncontrollably" which could be the fire reference.