[feer-ahyn, -in] /ˈfɪər aɪn, -ɪn/
another word for feral1 , feral1
1630s, from Latin ferinus “pertaining to wild animals,” from fera “wild beast” (see fierce).
n. name used in India for “European,” 1630s, from Persian Farangi, from Arabic Faranji (10c.), from Old French Franc “Frank” (see Frank) + Arabic ethnic suffix -i. The fr- sound is not possible in Arabic.
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Related Terms for instance noun phrase An example; an instance: I’d understand the point better if you gave me a couple of concrete for instances [1940s+; fr a Yiddish pattern]
[fer-i-tee] /ˈfɛr ɪ ti/ noun 1. a wild, untamed, or uncultivated state. 2. savagery; ferocity. /ˈfɛrɪtɪ/ noun (rare) (pl) -ties 1. the state of being wild or uncultivated 2. savagery; ferocity
[fer-lee] /ˈfɛr li/ Scot. noun, plural ferlies. 1. something unusual, strange, or causing wonder or terror. 2. astonishment; wonder. adjective 3. unexpected; strange; unusual. /ˈfɛrlɪ/ adjective 1. wonderful; strange noun (pl) -lies 2. a wonder; something strange or marvellous verb (intransitive) -lies, -lying, -lied 3. to wonder; be surprised