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Re: -therium



In a message dated 96-06-30 20:07:02 EDT, PESELYG@APSU01.APSU.EDU writes:

>"Ther" is traced back to the Indo-European root *ghwer- which is
>also the source of the Latin "ferus" (wild), [...] and of a Lithuanian word
>meaning "wild beast."

Not to mention English "deer," which, until not too long ago, meant
"animal," as its German counterpart, "Tier," still does.