Famish

“Famish” is the surviving spin-off form of the verb “fame”, don’t get me started on “affamish”, the black sheep of this little word family.  All are, ultimately, from fames, Latin for “hunger”.

  • 06.096 in the meantime we are famished with hunger.’
  • 10.010 He had a famished
  • 10.027 and famished

“† affamish, v.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 17 June 2016.

“† fame, v.2.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 17 June 2016.

“famish, v.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2016. Web. 17 June 2016.

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