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See also: Fro, FRO, fró, frø, frö, and 'fro

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English fro, fra, from Old English fra (from), from Old Norse frá (from), from Proto-Germanic *fram (from), from Proto-Indo-European *promo- (forth, forward). Cognate with Scots frae (fro, from), Icelandic frá (from). More at from.

AdverbEdit

fro (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) From; away; back or backward.

Usage notesEdit

In modern English, used only in the set phrase to and fro (back and forth).

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of afro.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

fro (plural fros)

  1. (slang) An afro (hairstyle)

AnagramsEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

Middle EnglishEdit

AdverbEdit

fro

  1. from

NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French froc (frock, a monk's gown or habit), from Frankish *hrokk (robe, tunic), from Proto-Germanic *hrukkaz (robe, garment, cowl), variant of *rukkaz (upper garment, smock, shirt), from Proto-Indo-European *rug(')- (upper clothes, shirt).

PronunciationEdit

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    (Jersey)

NounEdit

fro m (plural frocs)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) dress

SynonymsEdit


NovialEdit

PrepositionEdit

fro

  1. from

Old SaxonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

frō (comparative frōworo, superlative frōwost)

  1. glad

DeclensionEdit



WelshEdit

NounEdit

fro

  1. Soft mutation of bro.