thero-

word-forming element meaning "beast," from comb. form of Greek ther "wild beast," from PIE *ghwer- "wild beast" (cf. Latin ferus "wild," ferox "fierce;" see fierce).


Nearby words

  1. thermotensile,
  2. thermotherapy,
  3. thermotolerant,
  4. thermotonometer,
  5. thermotropism,
  6. theroid,
  7. theron,
  8. therophyte,
  9. theropod,
  10. theroux

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper