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affres

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

affres f pl

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

Usage notesEdit

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

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