friþ

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See also: frith, Frith, frìth, and fríth

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

friþ n ‎(nominative plural friþu)

  1. peace
  2. refuge, sanctuary

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