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English word afraid comes from Old French effreer (scare, frighten).

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Afraid detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
effreer Old French (fro) scare, frighten
afrayer Anglo-Norman (xno) disturb, startle
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.