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 āfyrhtan ā- 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).