fronce

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French fronce, from Old French fronces, fronche "frown, wrinkles, small creases in cloth", from Frankish *hrunkja "wrinkle" from Proto-Germanic *hrunkijō, *hrunkitō (fold, wrinkle), from Proto-Indo-European *sker- (to turn, bend). Akin to Old High German runza "fold, wrinkle, crease" (German Runzel "wrinkle"), Middle Dutch ronse "frown", Old Norse hrukka "wrinkle, crease" (Icelandic hrukka "wrinkle, crease, ruck"). More at ruck2.

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Noun[edit]

fronce f (plural fronces)

  1. a frown, scowl

Verb[edit]

fronce

  1. first-person singular present indicative of froncer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of froncer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of froncer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of froncer
  5. second-person singular imperative of froncer

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