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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: tremour, from Latin tremor, from tremere; TREMBLE

tremor

noun
     
trem‧or [countable]
1HE a small earthquake in which the ground shakes slightly:
an earth tremor
2MI a slight shaking movement in your body that you cannot control, especially because you are ill, weak, or upset

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