Freund

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

Freund m ‎(genitive Freunds or Freundes, plural Freunde)

  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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