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. 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.

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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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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. frank

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Noun[edit]

franc m ‎(plural francs)

  1. franc (currency)
  2. Frank (one of the Franks)

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

franc m ‎(feminine singular 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 francs
    4 full days
  4. tax-free
    Port franc
    Free port

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French, 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

Adjective[edit]

franc m ‎(feminine singular 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").

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

franc (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) French

Noun[edit]

franc ‎(plural francok)

  1. (obsolete) French
  2. (archaic) syphilis
  3. (vulgar) damn
    A francba! - Damn/Shit!
    Menj a francba! - Go to hell!

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
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]

Noun[edit]

franc m (plural frans)

  1. franc (unit of currency)

Adjective[edit]

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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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin Francus, thought to be from Frankish.

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Adjective[edit]

franc m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular franche)

  1. noble; of noble descent
  2. brave; valiant

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from French Franc.

Noun[edit]

franc m ‎(plural franci)

  1. a Frank (Germanic tribe)

Adjective[edit]

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

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

Borrowing from French franc(noun).

Noun[edit]

franc m ‎(plural franci)

  1. (numismatics) a franc (French, Swiss, or Belgian)

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowing from French franc(adjective).

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. frank, sincere, honest