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See also: Fra, FRA, frá, frå, fra-, and fra.

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Italian frate. See friar.

NounEdit

fra

  1. brother; a title of a monk or friar
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Longfellow to this entry?)
    • 1908, Thomas Hughes, History of the Society of Jesus in North America
      The writer has spoken to his two companions, Fathers Eliseus and Elias, desiring them to go, if only to gather intelligence about those parts; but both are of one mind that the basis of operations, as laid down by Fra Simon, is not substantiated []
    • 2000, Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass
      "She is in the hands of Mrs. Coulter," said Fra Pavel.

Etymology 2Edit

AdverbEdit

fra (not comparable)

  1. Archaic form of fro.

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortening of frare

NounEdit

fra m (plural fres)

  1. brother

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

fra

  1. from

IstriotEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin frāter.

NounEdit

fra m

  1. brother

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin infra, which stems from Latin inferus.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -a

PrepositionEdit

fra

  1. between
  2. among
  3. in (expression of time)
    Vi sarò fra due minutiI'll be there in two minutes

Usage notesEdit

There is no difference between tra and fra, but tra is often preferred before words starting with “fr” whereas fra is used before words starting with “tr”:

tra fratellibetween brothers
fra trenibetween trains

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951

AnagramsEdit


LigurianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin infrā.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

fra

  1. between
  2. among
  3. in (expression of time)

SynonymsEdit


LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

fra

  1. rafsi of frati.

Middle EnglishEdit

PrepositionEdit

fra

  1. from

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse frá

PrepositionEdit

fra

  1. from

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old SaxonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *frawaz, whence also Old Norse frár (swift).

AdjectiveEdit

frā

  1. glad

DeclensionEdit