frapper

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French frapper, from Old French fraper, frapper ‎(to deliver a blow to someone, hit, strike), from Frankish *hrapōn ‎(to snatch, scuffle), from Proto-Germanic *hrapōną, *hrapjaną ‎(to touch, scratch), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)krep-, *(s)kreb- ‎(to scratch, engrave). Cognate with Old High German hraffōn ‎(to take over, seize) (whence German raffen ‎(to gather up, heap)), Old English hreppan ‎(to touch, treat), Old Norse hrappa ‎(to handle roughly), North Frisian rippe ‎(to move, stir).

For the change in spelling from hr to fr compare also freux, froc, frimas, etc.

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Verb[edit]

frapper

  1. to hit, to strike, to bash
    Il m'a frappé le bras.
    He hit me on the arm.
  2. to knock (e.g. on a door)
    • 2006, Natasha St. Pier, Longueur D'Ondes (album), Un Ange Frappe À Ma Porte (song)
      Un ange frappe à ma porte
      An angel knocks at my door.
  3. to bang (to get attention)
  4. (music) to beat time (as a conductor)
  5. (music) to strike (a chord)
  6. to strike down
    Frappé par Dieu.
    Struck down by God.
  7. to hit (to be affected by a punishment)
  8. (figuratively) to strike
    Frapper l'imagination.
    To strike the imagination.
  9. (bartending) to shake

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frapper

  1. to hit; to strike

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