funest

[fyoo-nest]
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Origin of funest

1645–55; < French funeste < Latin fūnestus, derivative of fūnus funeral, death
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adj.

"portending death," 1550s (implied in funestal), from Middle French funeste "unlucky" (14c.), from Latin funestus "causing death, destructive; mournful," from funus (see funeral (n.)).

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