(Latin: strike, to strike down; to destroy, dashed down, damaged, destroyed)
2. Etymology: from Latin affligere, "to throw down"; from ad-, "to" + figere, "to strike".
If a person is afflicted, his or her health or hopes have been "dashed down" or "struck down".
Robert is convinced that his faith in God helped him to endure many afflictions, including nearly being killed while he was serving in the war as a soldier.2. Etymology: from Latin afflictus, "cast down, wretched".