fra

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See also: Fra, FRA, frá, frå, fra-, and fra.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Italian frate. See friar.

Noun[edit]

fra

  1. brother; a title of a monk or friar
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Longfellow to this entry?)
    • 1908, Thomas Hughes, History of the Society of Jesus in North America
      The writer has spoken to his two companions, Fathers Eliseus and Elias, desiring them to go, if only to gather intelligence about those parts; but both are of one mind that the basis of operations, as laid down by Fra Simon, is not substantiated []
    • 2000, Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass
      "She is in the hands of Mrs. Coulter," said Fra Pavel.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

fra (not comparable)

  1. Archaic form of fro.

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of frare

Noun[edit]

fra m (plural fres)

  1. brother

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fra

  1. from

Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin frāter.

Noun[edit]

fra m

  1. brother

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin infra, which stems from Latin inferus.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -a

Preposition[edit]

fra

  1. between
  2. among
  3. in (expression of time)
    Vi sarò fra due minutiI'll be there in two minutes

Usage notes[edit]

There is no difference between tra and fra, but tra is often preferred before words starting with “fr” whereas fra is used before words starting with “tr”:

tra fratellibetween brothers
fra trenibetween trains

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951

Anagrams[edit]


Ligurian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin infrā.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fra

  1. between
  2. among
  3. in (expression of time)

Synonyms[edit]


Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

fra

  1. rafsi of frati.

Middle English[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fra

  1. from

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse frá

Preposition[edit]

fra

  1. from

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Old Saxon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *frawaz, whence also Old Norse frár (swift).

Adjective[edit]

frā

  1. glad

Declension[edit]