fri

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Cornish frig (nostril); perhaps related to Proto-Celtic *srognā (compare Welsh ffroen (nostril), Old Irish srón (nose)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fri m

  1. (anatomy) nose

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /friː/, [fʁiːˀ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German vrīen (to marry).

Verb[edit]

fri (imperative fri, present frier or frir, past friede, past participle friet)

  1. propose (to ask for one's hand in marriage)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German vrī.

Adjective[edit]

fri (neuter frit, definite and plural frie, comparative friere, superlative friest)

  1. free
  2. vacant, unoccupied
  3. available
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Low German vrīen (to free).

Verb[edit]

fri (imperative fri, present frier or frir, past friede, past participle friet)

  1. free (to make free)

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

fri

  1. rafsi of lifri.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German vrī. Cognates inlcude Danish fri, Swedish fri, German frei, Dutch vrei, English free, and Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌴𐌹𐍃 (freis)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fri

  1. free, not imprisoned or enslaved: en fri mann
  2. free, not blocked: fri ferdsel.
  3. without, e.g. blyfri
  4. free, no payment necessary: fri inngang

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *frijaz, whence also Old Saxon and Old High German frī, Old English frēo. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *prei- (to be fond of), *prey-.

Adjective[edit]

fri

  1. free

Descendants[edit]

  • West Frisian: frij

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *frijaz, whence also Old Saxon frī, Old English frēo, Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌴𐌹𐍃 (freis). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *prei- (to be fond of), *prey-.

Adjective[edit]

frī

  1. free

Descendants[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *writ- (compare Welsh wrth), from Proto-Indo-European *wert- (to turn) (compare Latin versus (against)).

Preposition[edit]

fri

  1. towards, to
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, Wb. 16d8
      Bíuu-sa oc irbáig dar far cenn-si fri Maccidóndu.
      I am boasting about you to the Macedonians.
  2. against
  3. with

Inflection[edit]

Person Singular Plural
1st person frimm frinn
2d person frit frib
3d masc. fris friu
3d fem. frie

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *frijaz, whence also Old English frēo. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *prei- (to be fond of), *prey-.

Adjective[edit]

frī (comparative frīoro, superlative frīost)

  1. free

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Low German: fri

Scots[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fri

  1. (South Scots) from

See also[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German vri, from Old Saxon frī, from Proto-Germanic *frijaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fri

  1. free, unconstrained
  2. free, not imprisoned, released
    fri mot borgen
    released on bail
  3. free, without obligations
    Du är fri att göra som du vill. - You are free to do as you please.
  4. free of charge, gratis
  5. free from, without; devoid of, does not contain. (blyfri)

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