hargneux

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French hargneux, from Old French hergnos (aggressive), derivative of Old French hergne (quarrel, dispute), from hergner (to wail, complain), from Frankish *harmijan (to insult, injure), from Proto-Germanic *harmijaną (to harm, shame, pain), from Proto-Indo-European *pḱórmos (shame, harm, torment, pain), from Proto-Indo-European *pḱer-. Cognate with Old High German harmjan (to insult, torment), Old English hearmian (to harm, injure). More at harm.

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Adjective[edit]

hargneux (feminine singular hargneuse, masculine plural hargneux, feminine plural hargneuses)

  1. aggressive

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