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English word afraid comes from Old French effreer.

Afraid etymology history

Afraid detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
effreer Old French (fro)
afrayer Anglo-Norman (xno)
afraien Middle English (enm)
affraied Middle English (enm)
afraid English (eng) (colloquial) regretful, sorry. (usually used predicatively, not attributively) Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.