Fraa

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Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vrouwe, vrowe, from the Old High German frouwa, from Proto-Germanic *frawjǭ, a feminine form of *frawjô (lord) (Old English frēa, frēo), from Proto-Indo-European *prōw- (master, judge).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Fraa f (plural Fraae)

  1. woman.
    Sie is en scheene Fraa.
    She is a pretty woman.
  2. wife.

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Frau, Dutch vrouw.

Noun[edit]

Fraa f (plural Weiwer)

  1. woman
  2. wife

Usage Notes[edit]

  • The plural actually comes from the term Weib, which in its singular is rarely used.

Rhine Franconian[edit]

Noun[edit]

Fraa

  1. (many dialects, including Palatine) woman

References[edit]

  • Verse und Reime eines alten Pfälzers, in pfälzischer Mundart (1864): e guti Fraa