Origin of affrightMiddle English afrighten ; from Old English afyrhtan: see fright
transitive verbaf·fright·ed, af·fright·ing, af·frights
- Great fear; terror.
- A cause of terror.
Origin of affrightMiddle English afrighten, from Old English afyrhtan : a-, intensive pref. + fyrhtan, to frighten (from fyrhto, fright).
(third-person singular simple present affrights, present participle affrighting, simple past and past participle affrighted)
From the Middle English afrighten, from Old English āfyrhtan, from ā- + fyrhtan (to frighten), from fyrhto (fright).