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Alemannic German

Alternative forms

  • Frau (Basel)
  • Fràui (Alsatian)
    • Fràù (Sierentz)
    • Frài (Soultzmatt)
    • Froi (Munster (Haut-Rhin))
    • Fròi (Logelheim, Colmar, Durrenentzen, Wintzenheim)
    • Fraù (Strasbourg)
    • Frœy (Kochersberg, Betschdorf)
    • Fráw (Kindwiller)
    • Frá (Wingen-sur-Moder)

Etymology

From Middle High German vrouwe, vrowe from Old High German frouwa, from Proto-Germanic *frawjǭ, a feminine form of *frawjô (lord) Proto-Indo-European *prōw- (master, judge). Cognate with German Frau, Dutch vrouwe, West Frisian frou, Icelandic freyja.

Noun

frou f (Gressoney)

  1. woman
  2. wife

Resources

  • Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German frō. Cognate with German froh.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fʀeu̯/, [fʀəʊ̯]
  • (file)

Adjective

frou (masculine frouen, neuter frout, comparative méi frou, superlative am frousten)

  1. happy, pleased, glad

Declension


West Frisian

Noun

frou c (plural froulju or frouwen, diminutive froutsje or frouke)

  1. woman
  2. wife

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