fra

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

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

fra

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2/T & ISO 639-3 language code for French.

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɹɑː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Etymology 1[edit]

PIE word
*bʰréh₂tēr

From Italian frate. See friar.

Noun[edit]

fra

  1. A title of a friar or monk: brother.
    • a. 1883 (date written; first published 1883 January), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Prologue at Ischia”, in Michael Angelo: A Dramatic Poem, Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y.: Houghton, Mifflin and Company [], published 1884, OCLC 1061917215, part first, page 9:
      You have at Naples your Fra Bernardino; / And I at Fondi have my Fra Bastiano, / The famous artist, who has come from Rome / To paint my portrait.
    • 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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

fra

  1. eagle

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of frare

Noun[edit]

fra m (plural fres)

  1. brother

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse frá, from Proto-Germanic *fram. Cognate with English from, Swedish från, Norwegian Bokmål fra, Norwegian Nynorsk frå, Faroese frá, Icelandic frá.

Pronunciation[edit]

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 inferus.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fra/*, /fra/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Hyphenation: fra
  • This word may or may not trigger syntactic gemination of the following consonant; both possibilities are allowable. Hence fra due minuti (in two minutes) can be pronounced either /fra‿dˈdue miˈnuti/ (with gemination) or /fra ˈdue miˈnuti/ (without it).

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]
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  • 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

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of fratello

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfra/*
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Hyphenation: frà
  • Unlike the above word, this word has primary stress and always triggers syntactic gemination of the following consonant.

Noun[edit]

fra m (invariable)

  1. (slang) bro, brother

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]


Middle English[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fra

  1. from

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse frá.

Pronunciation[edit]

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: vrô