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Havoc Defined (HUM415)

havoc, n.

Pronunciation:  /ˈhævək/
Forms:  ME havok, ME hauokehaue ok, 15–16 havocke, 15–18 havock, 15– havoc.
Etymology:  < Anglo-Norman havok, altered in some way from Old French havot (c1150 in Du Cange, havo), used in same sense, especially in phrase crier havot. Probably of Germanic origin.