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- enPR: frăngk, IPA(key): /fɹæŋk/
- (US, also) enPR: frāngk, IPA(key): /fɹeɪŋk/
- Rhymes: -æŋk
- Homophones: frank, franc
From Middle English Frank, partially from Old English Franca (“a Frank”); and partially from Old French franc, and/or Latin Francus (“A Frank”), from Frankish *Franko (“a Frank”); both from Proto-Germanic *frankô (“javelin”). Cognate with Old High German Franko (“a Frank”), Old English franca (“spear, javelin”). Compare Saxon, ultimately a derivative of Proto-Germanic *sahsą (“knife, dagger”).
Frank (plural Franks)
- One of the Franks, a Germanic federation that inhabited parts of what are now France, the Low Countries and Germany.
Originally derived from the medieval tribal name, revived in the 19th century and also used as a diminutive of Francis.
- 1599, William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II: Scene 1:
- Mrs. Ford. How now, sweet Frank! why art thou melancholy?
- 1996 Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes, HarperCollins, ISBN 0 00 649840 X, Chapter VII, page 197:
- Your name is Francis, is it?
- Frank, sir.
- Your name is Francis. There was never a St. Frank. That's a name for gangsters and politicians.
- A male given name borrowed from English and German.
- More often spelled Franck
- Rhymes: -aŋk
- A surname.
- A male given name used in the Middle Ages and revived in the nineteenth century. Popular in the 1960s and the 1970s.
Yn Rank f (genitive ny Frank)
- Always preceded by the definite article.
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- A male given name.
- Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
-  Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 10 272 males with the given name Frank living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.
- A male given name borrowed from English or, rarely, from German.