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Middle English[edit]


From Old English fremful (useful, profitable, beneficial, generous; effective).



  1. useful, profitable, beneficial, effective
    • Þeos wyrt mandragora hys fremful." — Herbarium and Medicina de Quadrupedibus, circa 1150
      (The herb mandragon is effective.)

Related terms[edit]

  • freme — benefit, profit, advantage, use
  • fremen — to help (someone), to aid, advance, benefit, be profitable to, do good to
  • fremfulliche — profitably
  • fremfulnesse — beneficial nature, effectiveness
  • fremsomness — beneficence
  • fremung — effect, good or salutary effect
  • fulfremed — fulfilled, accomplished; completed, perfected; complete, perfect.