Reference Entry

massacre

Julia Cresswell

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Second edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547920
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727801
massacre

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[L16th]

This is from French, from Old French macecre ‘slaughterhouse, butcher's shop’.

Reference Entry.  13 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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