Origin of ferine
Examples from the Web for ferine
They are now begun by first throwing a mob into a panic; they are ended only when it has spent its ferine fury.In Defense of Women|H. L. Mencken
He crouched like a beast, ferine—all the obscure and diabolic passion of him ready to spring.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
The only ferine companions we now had were a few hardy quadrupeds and birds, capable of enduring the winter.
British Dictionary definitions for ferine
Word Origin for ferine
Word Origin and History for ferine
1630s, from Latin ferinus "pertaining to wild animals," from fera "wild beast" (see fierce).