Other Word Forms of Terror
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Terror
- the Terror
Origin of Terror
From Old French terreur (“terror, fear, dread"), from Latin accusative terrorem (“fright, fear, terror"), from terrere (“to frighten, terrify"), from Proto-Indo-European *tre- (“to shake"), Proto-Indo-European *tres- (“to tremble").
Middle English terrour from Old French terreur from Latin terror from terrēre to frighten
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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