frea

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See also: Frea, freâ, and frea-

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *frawjô, from Proto-Indo-European *proHwo-, a derivation from *per- (to go forward). Cognate with Old Saxon frāho, Old High German frao, frō, Old Norse Freyr, Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌰𐌿𐌾𐌰 (frauja), and via Proto-Indo-European with Latin prōvincia (English province).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

frēa m

  1. (poetic) lord, king
  2. husband
    • 10th century, Genesis B, line 655:
      "Adam, frēa mīn, þis ofet is swā swēte"
      Adam, my husband, this fruit is so sweet

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