hideux

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French hideux, from Old French hideus, hydus, hisdos ‎(that which inspires terror), from hide, hede, hisda ‎(horror, fear), from Frankish *egisda, egisida ‎(terror, fright), from Proto-Germanic *agisiþō ‎(horror, terror), from Proto-Germanic *agisōną ‎(to frighten, terrorise), from Proto-Germanic *agaz ‎(terror, fear), from Proto-Indo-European *ag(')h- ‎(to frighten). Cognate with Old High German egisa, egidī ‎(horror), Old English egesa ‎(fear, dread), Gothic 𐌰𐌲𐌹𐍃 ‎(agis, fear, terror).

Alternative etymology cites possbile derivation from Latin hispidosus ‎(rugged), from hispidus ‎(rough, bristly), yet the semantic evolution is more difficult to trace.

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Adjective[edit]

hideux m ‎(feminine singular hideuse, masculine plural hideux, feminine plural hideuses)

  1. grotesque; vile; hideous

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Middle French[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

hideux m (feminine singular hideuse, masculine plural hideux, feminine plural hideuses)

  1. hideous