Webster 1913 Edition
fyrhtu; akin to OS.
A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.
Syn. – Alarm; terror; consternation. See
p. pr. & vb. n..
frigtento fear, frighten, AS.
forhtianto fear; akin to OS.
, and cf.
To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to terrify; to scare.
Syn. – To affright; dismay; daunt; intimidate.
Webster 1828 Edition
Sudden and violent fear; terror; a passion excited by the sudden appearance of danger. It expresses more than fear, and is distinguished from fear and dread, by its sudden invasion and temporary existence; fright being usually of short duration, whereas fear and dread may be long continued.