ancient mammal, 1913, Modern Latin, from Baluchi (see Baluchistan) + Greek therion "beast" (from PIE root *ghwer- "wild beast"). So called because its fossils originally were found there.
Proto-Indo-European root meaning "wild beast."
It forms all or part of: baluchitherium; feral; ferine; ferocious; ferocity; fierce; ther-; Theropoda; treacle.
It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Latin ferus "wild, untamed;" Greek thēr, Old Church Slavonic zveri, Lithuanian žvėris "wild beast."