ferine

ferine

[feer-ahyn, -in]
adjective

Origin:
1530–40; < Latin ferīnus, equivalent to fer(a) a wild animal (noun use of feminine of ferus wild) + -īnus -ine1

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ferine (ˈfɪəraɪn)
 
adj
feral another word for feral
 
[C17: from Latin ferīnus, of wild animals, from fera wild beast]

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ferine
1630s, from L. ferinus, from fera wild beast (see fierce).
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