Freund

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vriunt, from Old High German friunt, from Proto-Germanic *frijōndz (lover, friend), from a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *prēy-, *prāy- (to like, love). Compare Low German Fründ, Dutch vriend, West Frisian freon, English friend, Danish frænde, Faroese frændi, Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌹𐌾𐍉𐌽𐌳𐍃 (frijōnds), Icelandic frændi, Norwegian Bokmål frende, Norwegian Nynorsk frende, Old Norse frændi, Swedish frände.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fʀɔɪ̯nt/, [fʁɔʏnt]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Freund m (genitive Freundes or Freunds, plural Freunde, feminine Freundin)

  1. friend
  2. boyfriend

Usage notes[edit]

Freund and Freundin may refer to either a platonic friend or a boyfriend/girlfriend.

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