Note: The noun is an obsolete variant of AFFRAY
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1. fear, terror ...1375 obs.
2. an affray ...1375 obs.
1. to frighten, affect with terror; to alarm, startle; to scare ...1375 obs.
2. to feel fear of; to fear ...1485 obs.
3. to keep off by frightening; to scare ...1588 obs.
1375 - The Bruce, John Barbour;
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from French effrayer to frighten, to scare
From: The Bruce;
Or, the Book of the Most Excellent and Noble Prince Robert De Broyss, King of Scots
By John Barbour A.D. 1375
Edited by Rev. Walter W. Skeat, 1870
Book VII. Bruce, with three hundred men only, defeats fifteen hundred English.