peril

peril (n.) early 13c., from O.Fr. peril (10c.), from L. periculum "an attempt, risk, danger," with instrumentive suffix -culum and root of ex-peri-ri "to try," cognate with Gk. peria "trial, attempt, experience," empeiros "experienced," O.Ir. aire "vigilance," Goth. ferja "watcher," O.E. fær "danger, fear," all ultimately from PIE root *per- "to lead across, pass over."

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  • péril — péril …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • péril — [ peril ] n. m. • 1080; « malheur » 980; lat. periculum « épreuve, danger » 1 ♦ Littér. État, situation où l on court de grands risques; ce qui menace la sûreté, l existence. ⇒ danger. « Que serait le courage loin du péril et la pitié sans la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • peril — PERIL. s. m. Danger, risque, estat où il y a quelque chose de fascheux à craindre. Grand peril. peril affreux. peril évident. peril éminent. peril certain. affronter, braver le peril. craindre, éviter, fuir le peril. se sauver du peril. se tirer… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • peril — per·il / per əl/ n 1: exposure to the risk of death, destruction, or loss 2: the cause of a loss (as of property) insured their home against fire, floods, and other peril s compare risk Mer …   Law dictionary

  • peril — Peril, m. acut. Vient de Periculum Latin, et signifie le mesme, l Italien dit Periculo plus approchant dudit Latin, et l Espagnol Peligro par transposition de lettres, Periculum, Discrimen, Autrement danger. Il n y a rien qui soit tant sujet à… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Peril — Per il, n. [F. p[ e]ril, fr. L. periculum, periclum, akin to peritus experienced, skilled, and E. fare. See {Fare}, and cf. {Experience}.] Danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peril — ► NOUN ▪ a situation of serious and immediate danger. ● at one s peril Cf. ↑at one s peril ● in (or at) peril of Cf. ↑in peril of ORIGIN Old French, from Latin periculum danger …   English terms dictionary

  • Peril — may refer to:* Peril (band), an Australian electronic music group * USS Peril (AM 272), an Admirable class minesweeperee also* Peril Strait …   Wikipedia

  • Peril — Per il, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Periled}or {Perilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Periling} or {Perilling}.] To expose to danger; to hazard; to risk; as, to peril one s life. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peril — per‧il [ˈperl] noun [countable] INSURANCE an event such as a fire which might cause loss and which you can insure against: • Under this policy, guns and firearms are covered for standard perils. * * * peril UK US /ˈperəl/ noun [C] ► INSURANCE… …   Financial and business terms

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