frapper

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French frapper, from Old French fraper, frapper (to deliver a blow to someone, hit, strike), from Frankish *hrapōn (to snatch, scuffle), from Proto-Germanic *hrapōną, *hrapjaną (to touch, scratch), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)krep-, *(s)kreb- (to scratch, engrave). Cognate with Old High German hraffōn (to take over, seize) (whence German raffen (to gather up, heap)), Old English hreppan (to touch, treat), Old Norse hrappa (to handle roughly), North Frisian rippe (to move, stir).

For the change in spelling from hr to fr compare also freux, froc, frimas, etc.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fʁa.pe/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

frapper

  1. to hit, to strike, to bash
    Il m'a frappé le bras.He hit me on the arm.
  2. to knock (e.g. on a door)
    • 2006, “Un Ange Frappe À Ma Porte”, in Longueur D'Ondes, performed by Natasha St. Pier:
      Un ange frappe à ma porte
      An angel knocks at my door.
  3. to bang (to get attention)
  4. (music) to beat time (as a conductor)
  5. (music) to strike (a chord)
  6. to strike down
    frappé par Dieustruck down by God
  7. to hit (to be affected by a punishment)
  8. (figuratively) to strike
    frapper l'imaginationto strike the imagination.
  9. (bartending) to shake

ConjugationEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • German: frappieren

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Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

frapper

  1. to hit; to strike

ConjugationEdit

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

DescendantsEdit