• From Middle English affrayed, affraied, past participle of afraien, from Anglo-Norman afrayer, from Old French effreer, esfreer, from , from Frankish *friþu, from Proto-Germanic *friþuz, from Proto-Germanic *frijōną, from Proto-Indo-European *prāy-, *prēy-. Synchronically analyzable as affray#Verb + -ed. Compare also afeard. More at free, friend.

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