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.

Usage notes[edit]

In modern English, used only in the set phrase to and fro (back and forth).

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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of afro.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

fro (plural fros)

  1. (slang) Clipping of afro (hairstyle).

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /froːˀ/, [ˈfʁ̥oˀ]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German vrō (happy), from Proto-Germanic *frawaz (energetic), cognate with German froh, Old Norse frár (swift).

Adjective[edit]

fro

  1. happy, carefree

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German vrō (early, adverb), from Proto-Germanic *frōwaz (early), cognate with German früh, Dutch vroeg.

Adverb[edit]

fro

  1. (obsolete) early
    Synonyms: tidligt, årle
    • 1747, Speculum vitæ aulicæ, eller den fordanskede Reynike Fosz, p.234
      Heel tilig meget froe, der Solen knap var oppe.
      Quite early, very early when the sun was barely on the heaven.

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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]

  • (file)
    (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]

From 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.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bro fro mro unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.