horreur etymology

French word horreur comes from Latin horreo, and later Old French horror (Horror or terror.)

Detailed word origin of horreur

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
horreo Latin (lat) I am frightful.. I dread, am afraid of.. I stand erect, stand on end.. I tremble, shiver.
horror Latin (lat) Bristling (standing on end). Dread, terror, horror. Shaking, shivering, chill.
horror Old French (fro) Horror or terror.
horreur French (fra) (film) horror. Eyesore. Horror (emotion). Horror (something horrible).

Words with the same origin as horreur

Descendants of horreo
abhorrer hirsute horrible horrifique horripilant horripiler ordure