frainen

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English freġnan (to inquire, ask), from fræġn (question), originally the preterite of Old English friġnan (to ask), from Proto-Germanic *fregnaną (to ask), from Proto-Indo-European *preḱ- (to ask, woo). Cognate with Middle Dutch vrāghen (to ask), Middle High German vrāgen (to ask), Old Danish fregne (to ask), Lithuanian prašyti (to ask), Polish prosić (to ask).

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frainen

  1. to ask, inquire
  2. to question

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