esfreer

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from es- + freer(to secure, secure the peace), or from a Vulgar Latin *exfridāre, itself of the same Germanic origin (with the prefix ex- added), from a Frankish *friþu(security, peace), from Proto-Germanic *friþuz(peace), from *frijōną(to free; to love), from Proto-Indo-European *prāy-, *prēy-(to like, love).

Verb[edit]

esfreer

  1. (transitive) to scare; to frighten
  2. (reflexive, s'esfreer) to be scared; to be afraid

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. This verb has a stressed present stem esfroi distinct from the unstressed stem esfre. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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