ferox

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰweroh₃kʷs (having the appearance of a wild animal), from *ǵʰwero- (suffixed form of *ǵʰwer- (wild animal)) + *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ferōx (genitive ferōcis, superlative ferōcissimus, adverb ferōciter); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. wild, bold, fierce
  2. defiant, arrogant

Declension[edit]

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative ferōx ferōcēs ferōcia
Genitive ferōcis ferōcium
Dative ferōcī ferōcibus
Accusative ferōcem ferōx ferōcēs ferōcia
Ablative ferōcī ferōcibus
Vocative ferōx ferōcēs ferōcia

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: feroç
  • English: ferocious
  • French: féroce
  • Galician: feroz
  • Italian: feroce
  • Occitan: feròç
  • Portuguese: feroz
  • Spanish: feroz

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