franc

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French franc

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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franc (plural francs)

  1. former unit of currency of France, Belgium and Luxembourg, replaced by the euro.
  2. Any of several units of currency, some of which are multi-national (West African CFA Franc (XOF), Central African CFA Franc (XAF), the Swiss Franc (CHF)) while others are national currencies.

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Usage notes[edit]

The word franc is abbreviated 'F' in ISO 4217 currency codes, usually prepended by the country's 2-letter alpha code in the case of national currencies:

  • BIF: Burundi Franc
  • CDF: Congolese Franc
  • CHF: Swiss Franc
  • DJF: Djibouti Franc
  • GNF: Guinean Franc
  • KMF: Comorian Franc
  • RAF: Rwandan Franc
  • XAF: Central African Franc
  • XOF: West African Franc

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Catalan[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

franc m (feminine franca, masculine plural francs, feminine plural franques)

  1. frank

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Noun[edit]

franc m (plural francs)

  1. franc (currency)
  2. Frank (one of the Franks)

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French franc (free, genuine, sincere), from Late Latin Franc (a Frank), from Frankish *Frank (a Frank), a name probably taken from Proto-Germanic *frankô, *frakkōn (spear), from Proto-Indo-European *prAng-, *prAgn- (pole, stalk). Cognate with Old High German frakka (javelin, throwing spit), Old English franca (javelin, lance).

Adjective[edit]

franc m (feminine franche, masculine plural francs, feminine plural franches)

  1. free
    Il a fait cette action de sa pure et franche volonté.
    His action was performed out of his free will
  2. frank
  3. full
    4 jours francs
    4 full days
  4. tax-free
    Port franc
    Free port

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French, from Medieval Latin Franc (a Frank), from Frankish *Frank (a Frank) (see Etymology 1). Compare also Old High German Franko (a Frank), Old English Franca (a Frank). See also Feringhee.

Noun[edit]

franc m (plural francs)

  1. (monetary) franc
  2. Frank

Adjective[edit]

franc m (feminine franque, masculine plural francs, feminine plural franques)

  1. Frankish, Franconian.

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Francī, plural of Francus (Frank, French). The noun meaning "syphilis" possibly derives from the noun phrase franc betegség ("French disease").

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Adjective[edit]

franc (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) French

Noun[edit]

franc (plural francok)

  1. (obsolete) French
  2. (archaic) syphilis
  3. (vulgar) damn
    A francba! - Damn/Shit!
    Menj a francba! - Go to hell!

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French franc (free, genuine, sincere), from Late Latin Franc (a Frank), of Germanic origin.

Adjective[edit]

franc m (feminine franche, masculine plural francs, feminine plural franches)

  1. frank

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

franc m (plural frans)

  1. franc (unit of currency)

Adjective[edit]

franc m (feminine singular franche, masculine plural frans, feminine plural franches)

  1. noble

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin Francus, thought to be from Frankish.

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franc m (feminine franche)

  1. noble; of noble descent
  2. brave; valiant

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from French Franc.

Noun[edit]

franc m (plural franci)

  1. a Frank (Germanic tribe)

Adjective[edit]

franc

  1. of a Frank, Frankish
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from French franc (noun).

Noun[edit]

franc m (plural franci)

  1. (numismatics) a franc (French, Swiss, or Belgian)

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowing from French franc (adjective).

Adjective[edit]

franc

  1. frank, sincere, honest