frou

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Alemannic German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vrouwe, vrowe from Old High German frouwa, from Proto-Germanic *frawjǭ, a feminine form of *frawjô (lord) Proto-Indo-European *prōw- (master, judge). Cognate with German Frau, Dutch vrouwe, West Frisian frou, Icelandic freyja.

Noun[edit]

frou f (Gressoney)

  1. woman
  2. wife

Further reading[edit]

  • “frou” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German frō. Cognate with German froh.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fʀeu̯/, [fʀəʊ̯]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

frou (masculine frouen, neuter frout, comparative méi frou, superlative am frousten)

  1. happy, pleased, glad

Declension[edit]


West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

frou c (plural froulju or frouwen, diminutive froutsje)

  1. woman
    Synonym: wiif
    Coordinate term: man
  2. wife
    Synonym: wiif
    Coordinate term: man

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • frou”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011