affres

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French affre, afre Old Provençal affre (horror), from Gothic [script?] (aifrs), from Proto-Germanic *aibraz (horrible, terrible). [script?]

Noun[edit]

affres f pl

  1. (plural only) Torment, torture, pain.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Always in the form affres de: les affres de l'humiliation "the pain of humiliation".

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