Today’s word is, strangely enough,
Origins: Original English words include:
- Fyrhto = fright
- Ege = awe
- fær = terrible danger
The German counterpart was, Gefar which simply meant danger. In the 12th century this entered the English Language and mutated into the word as we know it today. But before this time, the people of the English speaking world had no word to define the feeling you get when placed in danger.
Urban Dictionary Definition:
- Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
- Fear – a waste of your time caused by lack of familiarity with the experience.
- A feeling created by placing oneself at the mercy of others, causing one to become a mind numbingly stupid individual who fails to complete basic tasks.
- The thing that pushes me on . . . eventually!
Please feel free to contribute your own ‘definitions’ in the comments!