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EtymologyEdit

From Latin fretum (strait, channel)

NounEdit

fretum (plural freta)

  1. strait; channel.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewh₁- (to brew, boil). Ultimately also related to ferveō, fretāle and dēfrutum[1].

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fretum n (genitive fretī); second declension

  1. strait, sound, estuary, channel.
  2. the seas.
  3. turmoil

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fretum freta
genitive fretī fretōrum
dative fretō fretīs
accusative fretum freta
ablative fretō fretīs
vocative fretum freta

ReferencesEdit

  • fretum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fretum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fretum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fretum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959), “bh(e)rēi-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 132-133