fre

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See also: fré and frè

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed through Vulgar Latin from Latin frēnum. Compare Romanian frâu.

Noun[edit]

fre m (plural frerë)

  1. bridle
  2. constraint
  3. harness
  4. rein

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin frēnum (compare Occitan fren, French frein, Spanish freno), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer- (to hold).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fre m (plural frens)

  1. brake
  2. (anatomy) frenulum
  3. bit (part of a bridle)
    Synonym: mos

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Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French frais

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Adjective[edit]

fre

  1. chilly
  2. chilled
  3. cold
  4. fresh

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old English frēo, from Proto-West Germanic *frī, from Proto-Germanic *frijaz. Some forms are from friġ, an alternate Old English form.

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Adjective[edit]

fre (plural and weak singular fre, comparative frerre, superlative freest)

  1. free, independent, unrestricted:
    1. Having the status of a freeman, not enslaved.
    2. Liberated from iniquity; redeemed.
    3. Free from a duty, tax, or obligation.
    4. Having free action or free will.
  2. unblocked, clear, useable
  3. charitable, polite, virtuous

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: free
  • Scots: fre

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Adverb[edit]

fre

  1. freely, lacking opposition
  2. With glee, enthusiastically

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Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fre, freo, from Old English frēo (free), from Proto-Germanic *frijaz (beloved, not in bondage), from Proto-Indo-European *priHós (dear, beloved), from *preyH- (to love, to please). Related to English friend. Cognate with West Frisian frij (free), Dutch vrij (free), Low German free (free), German frei (free), Friede (peace), Danish, Swedish and Norwegian fri (free), Sanskrit प्रिय (priyá).

Adjective[edit]

fre (comparative mair fre, superlative maist fre)

  1. free

Verb[edit]

fre (third-person singular simple present fres, present participle frein, simple past fret, past participle fret)

  1. to free

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fre

  1. Abbreviation of fredag (Friday).

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fræ, from Proto-Germanic *fraiwą.

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Noun[edit]

fre n (definite singular fre or frett)

  1. a seed of a plant