EnglishEdit

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A frog (amphibian).

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English frogge, from Old English frogga, frocga (frog), from Proto-Germanic *fruþgô (frog), a pet-form of Proto-Germanic *fruþ-, *frauþaz (frog), deverbative of Proto-Indo-European *prew- (to jump, hop). Cognate with Old Norse frauki (frog), Sanskrit प्लव (plava), प्लवक (plavaka, frog), Lithuanian sprūgti (to leave, escape), Russian прыгнуть (prýgnutĭ, to leap), прыгать (prýgatĭ, to jump around), Albanian fryj (to blow)).[1] See also frosh, frosk.

NounEdit

The frog of a violin bow is labeled in this photo.

frog (plural frogs)

  1. A small tailless amphibian of the order Anura that typically hops
  2. The part of a violin bow (or that of other similar string instruments such as the viola, cello and contrabass) located at the end held by the player, to which the horsehair is attached
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang) Road. Shorter, more common form of frog and toad
  4. The depression in the upper face of a pressed or handmade clay brick
  5. An organ on the bottom of a horse’s hoof that assists in the circulation of blood
  6. The part of a railway switch or turnout where the running-rails cross (from the resemblance to the frog in a horse’s hoof)
  7. An oblong cloak button, covered with netted thread, and fastening into a loop instead of a button hole.
  8. The loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword.
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ReferencesEdit
  1. ^ J.P. Mallory & D.Q. Adams, eds, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, s.v. "Jump" (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997), 323.
See alsoEdit

VerbEdit

frog (third-person singular simple present frogs, present participle frogging, simple past and past participle frogged)

  1. To hunt or trap frogs
Derived termsEdit
  • frog stitch

Etymology 2Edit

From frog legs, stereotypical food of the French. Compare rosbif (English person), from roast beef, corresponding French term for English, likewise based on stereotypical food.

NounEdit

frog (plural frogs)

  1. (offensive) A French person
  2. (Canada, offensive) A French-speaking person from Quebec
AntonymsEdit
  • (French person): rosbif (of an English, by French)

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 3Edit

A toggle

Unknown. Possibly from Portuguese froco (flock), from Latin floccus (flock).

NounEdit

frog (plural frogs)

  1. A leather or fabric loop used to attach a sword or bayonet, or its scabbard, to a waist or shoulder belt
  2. An ornate fastener for clothing consisting of a button, toggle, or knot, that fits through a loop
TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

frog (third-person singular simple present frogs, present participle frogging, simple past and past participle frogged)

  1. To ornament or fasten a coat, etc. with frogs

Etymology 4Edit

Supposedly from ribbit (sound made by a frog) sounding similar to "rip it".

VerbEdit

frog (third-person singular simple present frogs, present participle frogging, simple past and past participle frogged)

  1. (transitive) To unravel (a knitted garment).
ReferencesEdit

frog” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).


IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English frog.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

frog m (genitive froig, nominative plural froganna)

  1. frog (amphibian)

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
frog fhrog bhfrog
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

VolapükEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

frog (plural frogs)

  1. (male or female) frog (amphibian)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • bimafrog
  • braunafrog
  • frogahilarvat
  • frogajilarvat
  • frogaküid
  • frogalarvat
  • frogav
  • frogavan
  • frogik
  • frogil
  • frogül
  • frogülil
  • grünafrog
  • hifrog
  • hifrogül
  • jifrog
  • jifrogül

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 14:01