fru

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See also: Fru and frú

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A short form of frue (mistress, lady, wife). Titles tend to be shortened in a pretonic position in Danish, compare herre > hr. (Mr.), konge > kong (King ...), greve > grev (Count ...).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fru/, [ˈfʁ̥u], [ˈfʁ̥o]

Noun[edit]

fru (abbreviated fr., uninflected)

  1. (title) Mrs

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used prefixed with a personal name, e.g. Kender De fru Pedersen? (Do you know Mrs Pedersen?").
  • It is now used regardless of the marital status of the person, though frøken (Ms.) was earlier used when referring to an unmarried woman. In the present Danish language, it is unusual to refer to another person with a title and the last name, even in formal contexts.

Irish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

fru (emphatic frusan)

  1. Alternative form of faru

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fru fhru bhfru
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Norn[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse frú, from Proto-Germanic *frawjǭ.

Noun[edit]

fru f

  1. woman
  2. wife

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

fru (abbreviated fr.)

  1. Mrs (Used when addressing a married woman followed by her last name - or (usually on letters, etc.) even with her full name)
    God morgen, fru Hansen.
    Good morning, Mrs Hansen.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fru f (abbreviated fr.)

  1. (indeclinable) Mrs (Used when addressing a married woman followed by her last name - or (usually on letters, etc.) even with her full name)
    God morgon, fru Hansen.
    Good morning, Mrs Hansen.
  2. (rare) alternative form of frue

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Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch voor.

Preposition[edit]

fru

  1. Only used in the adverbial phrase wan fru wan (one by one).

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse frú, frúa and frúva.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /frʉː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʉː

Noun[edit]

fru c

  1. lady
  2. wife; married woman
  3. (archaic) Mrs; title used before a married woman's surname
    Note: After the you-reform of the 1960's and 70's usage of the first name is seen as more proper, except under the most formal circumstances.

Declension[edit]

Declension of fru 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fru frun fruar fruarna
Genitive frus fruns fruars fruarnas

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