affoler etymology

French word affoler comes from Old French -ier, Old French fol (Foolish; silly. Mad; insane.), Old French a-

Detailed word origin of affoler

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ier Old French (fro) Indicates a profession. Indicates location, where one lives Suffix used to form infinitives of first conjugation verbs.
fol Old French (fro) Foolish; silly. Mad; insane.
a- Old French (fro) (by extension) indicating a change of state. Indicating movement towards something. Intensifying prefix.
afoler Old French (fro) (reflexive, s'afoler) to go mad, to go crazy. To madden; to make insane.
affoler French (fra) (intransitive) to run like crazy, leg it. (reflexive) to go crazy, go bonkers. (reflexive, informal) to hurry up, to make haste. (transitive) to madden, drive crazy (under the effects of a strong emotion). (transitive) to terrify, frighten, scare.

Words with the same origin as affoler

Descendants of -ier
accompagner attirer calmer collier conseiller dos dossier embrasser garder habiller journée nuit partager prisonnier profiter quartier raisonnable ranger regard risque règlement régler réglé taré tester
Descendants of fol
fou garde-fou louf loufoque ouf vendredi fou
Descendants of a-
abaisser accomplir accomplissement achat acheter adresser affichage afficher agenouiller allaiter allumage allumer amusant amuser apaiser assaillant assurance assurer attirail attirance aviser maladroit