frue

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See also: früe

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed Old Saxon frūa, from Proto-Germanic *frawjǭ (lady), cognate with German Frau (woman), Dutch vrouwe (lady), vrouw (woman), Old Norse freyja (lady), Freyja (name of goddess) (late Old Norse frúa and Swedish fru are also borrowed from Old Saxon). A feminine form of *frawjô (lord).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fruːə/, [ˈfʁ̥uːu], [ˈfʁ̥oːo]

Noun[edit]

frue c (singular definite fruen, plural indefinite fruer)

  1. (formal, dated) lady (a married adult woman)
  2. (formal, dated) Mrs, ma'am (a polite address of an adult women)
    with a name always in the short form fru
  3. (formal or humorous) wife
  4. (historical) lady, mistress (a woman that rules in area)

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Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

frue

  1. early
    • 1997, Henrik Ibsen, trans. Odd Tangerud John Gabriel Borkman, [1]
      Ŝi skribas, ke morgaŭ frue ili forvojaĝos.
      She writes that early tomorrow they will leave.

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frue

  1. early

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse frú, frúa and frúva.

Noun[edit]

frue f or m (definite singular frua or fruen, indefinite plural fruer, definite plural fruene)

  1. housewife, mistress (of the house)
  2. madam, Mrs
  3. wife

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse frú, frúa and frúva.

Noun[edit]

frue f (definite singular frua, indefinite plural fruer, definite plural fruene)

  1. housewife, mistress (of the house)
  2. madam, Mrs
  3. wife

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