franc

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See also: Franc, frânc, and franc.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French franc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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franc (plural francs)

  1. A former unit of currency of France, Belgium and Luxembourg, replaced by the euro.
  2. Any of several units of currency, some of which are multi-national (West African CFA Franc (XOF), Central African CFA Franc (XAF), the Swiss franc (CHF)) while others are national currencies.

Usage notes[edit]

The word franc is abbreviated 'F' in ISO 4217 currency codes, usually prepended by the country's 2-letter alpha code in the case of national currencies:

  • BIF: Burundi Franc
  • CDF: Congolese Franc
  • CHF: Swiss franc
  • DJF: Djibouti Franc
  • GNF: Guinean Franc
  • KMF: Comorian Franc
  • RAF: Rwandan Franc
  • XAF: Central African Franc
  • XOF: West African Franc

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Catalan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin Francus, perhaps via Old French franc.

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Adjective[edit]

franc (feminine franca, masculine plural francs, feminine plural franques)

  1. free, exempt
  2. frank, unrestrained
  3. (historical) Frankish

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Noun[edit]

franc m (plural francs)

  1. franc (currency)

Noun[edit]

franc m (plural francs, feminine franca)

  1. Frank (one of the Franks)

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French franc.

Noun[edit]

franc c (singular definite francen, plural indefinite franc)

  1. franc (currency)

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French franc, from Old French franc (free, genuine, sincere), from Late Latin Francus (a Frank), from Frankish *Frank (a Frank), a name probably taken from Proto-Germanic *frankô, *frakkōn (spear), from Proto-Indo-European *preng-, *pregn- (pole, stalk). Cognate with Old Norse frakka (javelin, throwing spit), Old English franca (javelin, lance).

Adjective[edit]

franc (feminine franche, masculine plural francs, feminine plural franches)

  1. free
    Il a fait cette action de sa pure et franche volonté.
    His action was performed out of his free will.
  2. frank
  3. full
    4 jours francs4 full days
  4. tax-free
    Port francFree port
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French franc, from Medieval Latin Franc (a Frank), from Frankish *Frank (a Frank) (see Etymology 1). Compare also Old High German Franko (a Frank), Old English Franca (a Frank). See also Feringhee.

Noun[edit]

franc m (plural francs)

  1. (monetary) franc
  2. Frank
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afar: faranká

Adjective[edit]

franc (feminine franque, masculine plural francs, feminine plural franques)

  1. Frankish, Franconian

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Francī, plural of Francus (Frank, French). The noun meaning "syphilis" possibly derives from the noun phrase franc betegség ("French disease").

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franc (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) French

Noun[edit]

franc (plural francok)

  1. (obsolete) French
  2. (archaic) syphilis
  3. (slang or vulgar) damn, hell
    Synonyms: (colloquial or slang) fene, (vulgar) picsa
    A francba!Damn/Shit!
    Menj a francba!Go to hell!
  4. (slang or vulgar) the heck, the hell (expletive used for emphasis after an interrogative term)
    Synonyms: (colloquial or slang) fene, (vulgar) picsa
    Hogy a francba fogod kifizetni az adósságodat?How the heck are you going to pay your debt?
    Mi a franc van ezzel a tévével?What the heck is with this television?
    Mi a francért/francnak akar idejönni ez a nyavalyás?Why the heck does this bastard want to come here?
    Ki a francot érdekel ez a marhaság?Who the heck is interested in this rubbish?

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative franc francok
accusative francot francokat
dative francnak francoknak
instrumental franccal francokkal
causal-final francért francokért
translative franccá francokká
terminative francig francokig
essive-formal francként francokként
essive-modal
inessive francban francokban
superessive francon francokon
adessive francnál francoknál
illative francba francokba
sublative francra francokra
allative franchoz francokhoz
elative francból francokból
delative francról francokról
ablative franctól francoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
francé francoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
francéi francokéi
Possessive forms of franc
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. francom francaim
2nd person sing. francod francaid
3rd person sing. franca francai
1st person plural francunk francaink
2nd person plural francotok francaitok
3rd person plural francuk francaik

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Middle French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

franc m (plural frans)

  1. franc (unit of currency)

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franc m (feminine singular franche, masculine plural frans, feminine plural franches)

  1. noble

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French franc (free, genuine, sincere), from Late Latin Franc (a Frank), of Frankish origin.

Adjective[edit]

franc m

  1. (Jersey) frank

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

franc m (plural francen)

  1. franc

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Francus, thought to be from Frankish.

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franc m (oblique and nominative feminine singular franche)

  1. French
  2. free
  3. noble; of noble descent
  4. brave; valiant

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French Franc. Doublet of frânc.

Noun[edit]

franc m (plural franci)

  1. a Frank (Germanic tribe)
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Adjective[edit]

franc m or n (feminine singular francă, masculine plural franci, feminine and neuter plural france)

  1. of a Frank, Frankish
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French franc (noun).

Noun[edit]

franc m (plural franci)

  1. (numismatics) a franc (currency)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from French franc (adjective).

Adjective[edit]

franc m or n (feminine singular francă, masculine plural franci, feminine and neuter plural france)

  1. frank, sincere, honest
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