fretten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English freten, from Old English freten, ġefreten (eaten), past participle of Old English fretan (to devour, eat up, consume, break, eat into). More at fret.

Adjective[edit]

fretten (comparative more fretten, superlative most fretten)

  1. (obsolete) Marked.
    pock-fretten (marked with the smallpox)

Verb[edit]

fretten

  1. Alternative past participle of fret

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Variant of vreten (to eat), possibly from cognate West Frisian frette or influenced by other cognate forms (compare German fressen, Westphalian Low German friätten, northern Low German frett, third-person singular of freten).

Noun[edit]

fretten

  1. (transitive, informal) to eat
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of fretten (weak)
infinitive fretten
past singular frette
past participle gefret
infinitive fretten
gerund fretten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular fret frette
2nd person sing. (jij) fret frette
2nd person sing. (u) fret frette
2nd person sing. (gij) fret frette
3rd person singular fret frette
plural fretten fretten
subjunctive sing.1 frette frette
subjunctive plur.1 fretten fretten
imperative sing. fret
imperative plur.1 fret
participles frettend gefret
1) Archaic.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

fretten

  1. Plural form of fret

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vretten, vreten, from Old High German fratōn

Verb[edit]

fretten (third-person singular simple present frettet, past tense frettete, past participle gefrettet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (Austria, southern Germany, reflexive) to struggle with a very tedious task

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