frein

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin frēnum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fʁɛ̃/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

frein m (plural freins)

  1. (chiefly obsolete) bit (equipment put in a horse's mouth)
    Synonym: mors
  2. brake (of a vehicle, etc.)
  3. (figuratively) restraint, reserve
  4. (anatomy) frenulum

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

frein m (oblique plural freinz, nominative singular freinz, nominative plural frein)

  1. bit (equipment put in a horse's mouth)

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