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afear

transitive verb \ ə-ˈfir \

Definition of afear

now dialectal, England

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Origin and Etymology of afear

Middle English aferen, going back to Old English āfǣran, from ā-, perfective prefix + fǣran “to frighten”


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afear

conjunction \ ə-ˈfir \

Definition of afear

now dialectal, British
:for fear

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Origin and Etymology of afear

Middle English afere, adverb, “in fear,” from a-1a- + fere1fear


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