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From Proto-Italic *feros, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰwer- (wild animal).



ferus (feminine fera, neuter ferum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. wild, savage
  2. uncivilized, uncultivated
  3. untamed, rough
  4. fierce, cruel


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ferus fera ferum ferī ferae fera
Genitive ferī ferae ferī ferōrum ferārum ferōrum
Dative ferō ferō ferīs
Accusative ferum feram ferum ferōs ferās fera
Ablative ferō ferā ferō ferīs
Vocative fere fera ferum ferī ferae fera

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


  • Asturian: fieru
  • Catalan: fer
  • Galician: fero
  • Italian: fiero
  • Norman: fiar (Guernsey)
  • Occitan: fèr
  • Old French: fer
  • Spanish: fiero


ferus m (genitive ferī); second declension

  1. wild animal


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ferus ferī
Genitive ferī ferōrum
Dative ferō ferīs
Accusative ferum ferōs
Ablative ferō ferīs
Vocative fere ferī

Related terms[edit]


  • ferus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ferus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ferus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to fight like lions: ferarum ritu pugnare