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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English frym, from Old English freme (vigorous, flourishing), a secondary form of Old English fram (strenuous, active, bold, strong), from Proto-Germanic *framaz, *framiz (forward, protruding), from Proto-Indo-European *promo- (front, forth). Cognate with German fromm (strong, brave), Old English framian (to avail, profit). More at frame.


frim (comparative more frim, superlative most frim)

  1. (dialectal, archaic or obsolete) Flourishing, thriving
  2. (dialectal, archaic or obsolete) Vigorous
  3. (dialectal, archaic or obsolete) Fresh; luxuriant
    • 1627, Michael Drayton, "Moses his birth and miracles" in The Muses Elizium lately discouered[1]:
      Through the Frim pastures freely at his leasure
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Etymology 2[edit]

Dialectal variant of fremd.


frim (comparative frimmer or more frim, superlative frimmest or most frim)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Alternative form of fremd
    frim folk

Etymology 3[edit]


frim (comparative more frim, superlative most frim)

  1. (Judaism) Alternative form of frum