Turkish pronunciation rîfreyn
, be temperate
Etymology [ ri-'frAn ] (verb.) 14th century. From Old English refreinen, Old French refrener, French refrener, from Latin refrenare; influenced by Old French refraindre (“to restrain, moderate”), from Late Latin refrangere, for Latin refringere (“to break up, break”) (see refract). Latin refrenare is from prefix re- (“back”) + frenum (“bridle”).