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]


Abinomn[edit]

Noun[edit]

fra

  1. eagle

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of frare

Noun[edit]

fra m (plural fres)

  1. brother

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fra/, [fʁ̥ɑ]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːˀr

Preposition[edit]

fra

  1. from

Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin frāter.

Noun[edit]

fra m

  1. brother

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[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]

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of fratello

Noun[edit]

fra m (plural fri)

  1. (slang) bro, brother

Ligurian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin infrā.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fra

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

Synonyms[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fra

  1. from

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse frá

Preposition[edit]

fra

  1. from

Derived terms[edit]

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]


Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Low German: vrō