Other Word Forms of Austere
Origin of Austere
From Old French austere, from Latin austērus (“dry, harsh, sour, tart”), from Ancient Greek αὐστηρός (austēros, “bitter, harsh”), having the specific meaning "making the tongue dry" (originally used of fruits, wines), related to αὔω (auō, “to singe”), αὖος (auos, “dry”).
Middle English from Old French from Latin austērus from Greek austēros
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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