friþ

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *friþuz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *prāy-, *prēy- (like, love). Cognates include Old Frisian fretho, Old Saxon frithu (Dutch vrede), Old High German fridu (German Frieden), Old Norse friðr (Icelandic friður, Swedish and Danish fred). The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek πραυς, Common Slavic *prijati (Old Church Slavonic приꙗти (prijati), *prijatel ‘friend’, Old Irish ríar (Welsh rhydd ‘free’) and Albanian praj, Prenda.

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Noun[edit]

friþ n

  1. peace
  2. refuge, sanctuary

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