afyrht

afyrht
frightened

The Old English to English . 2014.

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  • frightened — afyrht …   English to the Old English

  • affright — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English afyrht, afright frightened, from Old English āfyrht, past participle of āfyrhtan to frighten, from ā , perfective prefix + fyrhtan to fear; akin to Old English fyrhto fright more at abide, fright Date …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • affright — (v.) 1580s, a late construction from A (Cf. a ) (1) + FRIGHT (Cf. fright) (v.), probably on model of earlier pp. adjective affright struck with sudden fear (metathesized from O.E. afyrht). Related: Affrighted; affrighting …   Etymology dictionary

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