Proper nounEdit

Freund ?

  1. A surname​.



From Middle High German vriunt, from Old High German friunt, from Proto-West Germanic *friund, from Proto-Germanic *frijōndz (lover, friend), from a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *prēy-, *prāy- (to like, love).

Compare Luxembourgish Frënd, Dutch vriend, Low German Fründ, West Frisian freon, English friend, Danish frænde, Swedish frände, Norwegian frende, Faroese frændi, Icelandic frændi, Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌹𐌾𐍉𐌽𐌳𐍃 (frijōnds).


  • IPA(key): /frɔʏ̯nt/, [fʁɔʏ̯nt]
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Freund m (genitive Freundes or Freunds, plural Freunde, female Freundin)

  1. friend
    Lass uns Freunde bleiben.Let’s stay friends.
  2. boyfriend
    Hast du einen Freund?Do you have a boyfriend?
  3. (obsolete) blood relative (in the sense of a person that is or should be one’s friend by nature)

Usage notesEdit

  • Freund (and Freundin) may refer to either a platonic friend or a romantic partner. When used in the singular with a possessive (mein Freund, ihr Freund, etc.), the word usually has a romantic implication, unless the context suggests otherwise.
  • Most derived terms, such as befreundet or Freundschaft, are restricted to the platonic sense, however.



Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Freund m or f (genitive Freunds)

  1. A surname​.

Further readingEdit

  • Freund” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Freund in Duden online