fro

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See also: Fro, FRO, fró, frø, frö, and 'fro

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English fro, fra, from Old English fra ‎(from), from Old Norse frá ‎(from), from Proto-Germanic *fram ‎(from), from Proto-Indo-European *promo- ‎(forth, forward). Cognate with Scots frae ‎(fro, from), Icelandic frá ‎(from). More at from.

Adverb[edit]

fro ‎(not comparable)

  1. (archaic) From; away; back or backward. In modern English used only in the set phrase to and fro ("back and forth").
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

A shortening of afro.

Noun[edit]

fro ‎(plural fros)

  1. (slang) An afro (hairstyle).

Anagrams[edit]


Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

fro

  1. rafsi of forca.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

fro

  1. second-person singular imperative of froen

Middle English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

fro

  1. from

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French froc ‎(frock, a monk's gown or habit), from Frankish *hrokk ‎(robe, tunic), from Proto-Germanic *hrukkaz ‎(robe, garment, cowl), variant of *rukkaz ‎(upper garment, smock, shirt), from Proto-Indo-European *rug(')- ‎(upper clothes, shirt).

Pronunciation[edit]

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    (Jersey)

Noun[edit]

fro m ‎(plural frocs)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) dress

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Novial[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fro

  1. from

Old Saxon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *frawaz, whence also Old Norse frár ‎(swift).

Adjective[edit]

frō (comparative frōworo, superlative frōwost)

  1. glad

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Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

fro

  1. Soft mutation of bro.