fronce

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French fronce, from Old French fronce, 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 ruck.

Pronunciation[edit]

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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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

fronce f (plural fronces)

  1. crease; wrinkle (usually in clothes)

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (fronce)

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

fronce f (oblique plural fronces, nominative singular fronce, nominative plural fronces)

  1. wrinkle (of the skin)

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (fronce)