affres

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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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