Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fristaz, *fristą. Cognate with Middle Dutch verst, Old High German frist (German Frist), Old Norse frest (Swedish frist).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fi͜yrst/, [fi͜yrˠst]

NounEdit

fierst m

  1. time (especially time granted for doing something)
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, "On the Lord's Prayer"
      God lǣt him fierst þæt hē his māndǣda ġeswīce.
      God gives him time to stop his misdeeds.

DeclensionEdit