Last modified on 8 July 2014, at 12:35

fretten

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English freten, from Old English freten, ġefreten (eaten), past participle of Old English fretan (to devour, eat up, consume, break, eat into). More at fret.

AdjectiveEdit

fretten (comparative more fretten, superlative most fretten)

  1. (obsolete) Marked.
    pock-fretten (marked with the smallpox)

VerbEdit

fretten

  1. Alternative past participle of fret

DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Doublet with vreten (to eat), from Old Dutch *fretan, from Proto-Germanic *fraetaną. Corresponds to ver- +‎ eten. Possibly influenced by German fressen.

NounEdit

fretten (past singular frette, past participle gefret)

  1. (informal) to eat
ConjugationEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

fretten

  1. Plural form of fret

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

fretten

  1. (Austria) to struggle with a very tedious task

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