Fruahjåhr

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Bavarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fruah (early) +‎ Jåhr (year). Akin to German Frühjahr and Luxembourgish Fréijoer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vienna) IPA(key): /ˈfruɐ̯ˌjɔa̯/
  • Hyphenation: Fruah‧jåhr

Noun[edit]

Fruahjåhr n 

  1. (Vienna) spring
    • 1938, Josef Weinheber, Wien wörtlich, Impression im März:
      Zårte Blatterl schiaßen aus die Zweigel,
      und Papierln ziagn im Fruahjåhrswind.
      Tender leaves shoot up from the grape,
      and the papers move in the spring wind.

References[edit]

  • Maria Hornung; Sigmar Grüner (2002), “Fruajǫa”, in Wörterbuch der Wiener Mundart, 2nd edition, ÖBV & HPT, p. 394