From Proto-Germanic *friþuz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *prāy-, *prēy- (“like, love”). Cognates include Old Frisian fretho, Old Saxon frithu (Dutch vrede), Old High German fridu (German Frieden), Old Norse friðr (Icelandic friður, Swedish and Danish fred). The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek πραυς, Common Slavic *prijati (Old Church Slavonic приꙗти (prijati), *prijatel ‘friend’, Old Irish ríar (Welsh rhydd ‘free’) and Albanian praj, Prenda.
friþ n (nominative plural friþu)
- English: frith