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

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɹɑː/
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Etymology 1Edit

PIE word
*bʰréh₂tēr

From Italian frate. See friar.

NounEdit

fra

  1. brother; a title of a monk or friar
    • 1884, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Michel Angelo
      Welcome, Fra Bernardino, to this house
    • 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


AbinomnEdit

NounEdit

fra

  1. eagle

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortening of frare

NounEdit

fra m (plural fres)

  1. brother

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse frá

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

fra

  1. from

IstriotEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin frāter.

NounEdit

fra m

  1. brother

ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fra/**
  • Rhymes: -a
  • This word may or may not trigger syntactic gemination of the following consonant; both possibilities are allowable. Hence fra due minuti (in two minutes) can be pronounced either /fra‿dˈdue miˈnuti/ (with gemination) or /fra ˈdue miˈnuti/ (without it).

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

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of fratello

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfra/*
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Unlike the above word, this word has primary stress and always triggers syntactic gemination of the following consonant.

NounEdit

fra m (plural fra)

  1. (slang) bro, brother

AnagramsEdit


LigurianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin infrā.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

fra

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

SynonymsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

PrepositionEdit

fra

  1. from

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse frá

PronunciationEdit

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


DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Low German: vrô