From Middle English frete (“superstition”), from Old Norse frétt (“news, intelligence, inquiry, inquiry about the future”), from Proto-Germanic *frahtiz, related to Icelandic frétt (“news”), Icelandic frétta (“to review”), Danish and Norwegian fritte (“to question, interrogate”), English frain (“to question”). More at frain.
freet (plural freets)
- A superstitious notion or belief with respect to any action or event as a good or a bad omen; a superstition.
- A superstitious rite, observance, wont, or practise.
- A charm.
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