From Proto-Germanic *friþuz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *priHós (“beloved, happy”). Cognates include Old Frisian fretho, Old Saxon frithu (Middle Low German vrēde), Old High German fridu (German Frieden), Old Norse friðr (Icelandic friður, Swedish and Danish fred). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek πρᾶος (prâos, “mild”), Proto-Slavic *prijati (Old Church Slavonic приꙗти (prijati), *prijateljь (“friend”)), Welsh rhydd (“free”) and Albanian praj, Prenda.
friþ n (nominative plural friþu)
- English: frith