fri

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Bislama[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fri

  1. free; independent

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Cornish frig ‎(nostril); perhaps related to Proto-Celtic *srognā (compare Welsh ffroen ‎(nostril), Old Irish srón ‎(nose)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fri m ‎(plural frioù)

  1. (anatomy) nose

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /friː/, [fʁiːˀ]
  • (Hardsysselsk) IPA(key): [fʁitʃː]
  • Rhymes: -i

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German vrīen ‎(to marry).

Verb[edit]

fri ‎(imperative fri, present frier or frir, past friede, past participle friet)

  1. to propose (to ask for one's hand in marriage)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German vrī.

Adjective[edit]

fri ‎(neuter frit, definite and plural frie, comparative friere, superlative (predicative) friest, superlative (attributive) frieste)

  1. free
  2. vacant, unoccupied
  3. available
Derived terms[edit]
  • ufri ‎(constrained, inhibited, not free)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Low German vrīen ‎(to free).

Verb[edit]

fri ‎(imperative fri, present frier or frir, past friede, past participle friet)

  1. to free (to make free)

References[edit]


Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

fri

  1. rafsi of lifri.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German vrī. Cognates include Danish fri, Swedish fri, German frei, Dutch vrei, English free, and Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌴𐌹𐍃 ‎(freis)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fri ‎(neuter singular fritt, definite singular and plural frie, comparative friere, indefinite superlative friest, definite superlative frieste)

  1. free, not imprisoned or enslaved
    en fri mann‎ ― a free man
  2. free, not blocked
    fri ferdsel‎ ― free traffic
  3. free, no payment necessary
    fri inngang‎ ― free admission

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German vrī

Adjective[edit]

fri ‎(neuter singular fritt, definite singular and plural frie, comparative friare, indefinite superlative friast, definite superlative friaste)

  1. free, not imprisoned or enslaved
    ein fri mann‎ ― a free man
  2. free, not blocked
    fri ferdsel‎ ― free traffic
  3. free, no payment necessary
    fri inngang‎ ― free admission

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *frijaz, whence also Old Saxon and Old High German frī, Old English frēo. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *prei- ‎(to be fond of), *prey-.

Adjective[edit]

fri

  1. free

Descendants[edit]

  • West Frisian: frij

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *frijaz, whence also Old Saxon frī, Old English frēo, Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌴𐌹𐍃 ‎(freis). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *prei- ‎(to be fond of), *prey-.

Adjective[edit]

frī

  1. free

Descendants[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *writ- (compare Welsh wrth, prefix gwrth-), from Proto-Indo-European *wert- ‎(to turn) (compare Latin versus ‎(against)).

Preposition[edit]

fri

  1. towards, to
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 16d8
      Bíuu-sa oc irbáig dar far cenn-si fri Maccidóndu.
      I am boasting about you to the Macedonians.
  2. against
  3. with

Inflection[edit]

Person Singular Plural
1st person frimm frinn
2d person frit frib
3d masc. fris friu
3d fem. frie

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *frijaz, whence also Old English frēo. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *prei- ‎(to be fond of), *prey-.

Adjective[edit]

frī (comparative frīoro, superlative frīost)

  1. free

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Low German: fri

Scots[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fri

  1. (South Scots) from

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German vri, from Old Saxon frī, from Proto-Germanic *frijaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fri

  1. free, unconstrained
  2. free, not imprisoned, released
    fri mot borgen‎ ― released on bail
  3. free, without obligations
    Du är fri att göra som du vill.
    You are free to do as you please.
  4. free of charge, gratis

Declension[edit]

Inflection of fri
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular fri friare friast
Neuter singular fritt friare friast
Plural fria friare friast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 frie friare friaste
All fria friare friaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fri

  1. Soft mutation of bri.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bri fri mri unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.