Frau

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See also: frau and frâu

German[edit]

Eine Frau

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vrouwe, vrowe, from the Old High German frouwa, from Proto-Germanic *frawjǭ, a feminine form of *frawjô (lord) (Old English frēa, frēo), from Proto-Indo-European *prōw- (master, judge). Cognate with Old Saxon frūa (Middle Low German vrouwe, Modern Low German frug), Old Norse freyja. The Indo-European root is also the source of Proto-Slavic *pravъ (whence Old Church Slavonic правъ (pravŭ), Russian правый (pravyj, right)).

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Frau f (genitive Frau, plural Frauen)

  1. (obsolete) A lady.
  2. An adult female, a woman.
  3. One's wife.
  4. A title of courtesy, equivalent to Mrs/Ms, which has nearly replaced Fräulein in the function of Miss.
  5. Lady, mistress.

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Fr.

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External links[edit]

  • Frau in Duden online