frein

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French frein, from Latin frēnum. Cognate with Portuguese freio and Spanish freno.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fʁɛ̃/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛ̃

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
    Synonym: filet
    frein de la languefrenulum linguae
    frein du prépucefrenulum preputii penis

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Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Khmer: ហ្វ្រ័ង (frang)
  • Ottoman Turkish: فرن(fren), فره‌ن(fren)
  • Vietnamese: phanh

Further reading[edit]


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)

Descendants[edit]