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from present participle of obsolete English affeir to pertain, be proper, from Middle English afferen, affieren, from Middle French afferir, aferir, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin afferire, alteration of Latin afferre
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“Affeiring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affeiring. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.
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