froc

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French frocq (cloth made of coarse wool), from Old French froc (compare Late Latin hroccus (frock)), from Frankish *hrokk (robe, tunic), from Proto-Germanic *hrukkaz (robe, garment, cowl), variant of *rukkaz (upper garment, smock, shirt), from Proto-Indo-European *rug(')- (upper clothes, shirt). Cognate with Old High German hroch, roc (tunic, smock, jersey) (German Rock), Old Saxon rok (mantle, jacket), Old English rocc (over-garment, jacket).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

froc m (plural frocs)

  1. frock (clerical garment)
  2. (by extension) the clerical profession
  3. (informal) pants; trousers

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Norman[edit]

Noun[edit]

froc m (plural frocs)

  1. (Guernsey) Alternative form of fro

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Frankish *hrokk (robe, tunic), from Proto-Germanic *hrukkaz (robe, garment, cowl), variant of *rukkaz (upper garment, smock, shirt), from Proto-Indo-European *rug(')- (upper clothes, shirt). Cognate with Old High German hroch, roc (tunic, smock, jersey) (German Rock), Old Saxon rok (mantle, jacket), Old English rocc (over-garment, jacket).

Noun[edit]

froc m (oblique plural fros, nominative singular fros, nominative plural froc)

  1. frock (monk's garment)

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