Frank

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

Frank (plural Franks)

  1. One of the Franks, a Germanic federation that inhabited parts of what are now France, the Low Countries and Germany.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Originally derived from the medieval tribal name, revived in the 19th century and also used as a diminutive of Francis.

Proper noun[edit]

Frank

  1. A male given name.
  2. A surname​.
Quotations[edit]
Translations[edit]

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Frank

  1. A male given name borrowed from English and German.

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Frank m

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Frank.

Usage notes[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German Franko (a Frank).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Frank

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name used in the Middle Ages and revived in the nineteenth century. Popular in the 1960s and the 1970s.

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Frank m

  1. A male given name equivalent to English Frank.

Declension[edit]


Manx[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin Francia, from Francus (Frank).

Proper noun[edit]

Yn Rank f (genitive ny Frank)

  1. France
    • Haink eh noal ass yn Rank.
      • He came over from France.
    • Hooar eh baase 'sy Rank.
      • He got killed in France.
    • Ren ad troailt 'sy Rank as ayns yn Spaainey ny yei shen.
      • They travelled in France and then in Spain.
    • T'eh ceau yn geurey ayns jiass ny Frank.
      • He winters in the south of France.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Always preceded by the definite article.
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin Francus (Frank).

Proper noun[edit]

Frank m

  1. A male given name, Manx equivalent to Francis.

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Frank rank Vrank
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English or, rarely, German Frank, in the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Frank

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] 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.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Frank

  1. A male given name borrowed from English or, rarely, from German.