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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French fronce, from Old French fronce, fronche (frown, wrinkles, small creases in cloth), from Frankish *hrunkja (wrinkle) from Proto-Germanic *hrunkijō, *hrunkitō (fold, wrinkle), from Proto-Indo-European *sker- (to turn, bend). Akin to Old High German runza (fold, wrinkle, crease) (German Runzel (wrinkle)), Middle Dutch ronse (frown), Old Norse hrukka (wrinkle, crease) (Icelandic hrukka (wrinkle, crease, ruck)). More at ruck.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fronce f (plural fronces)

  1. a frown; scowl

VerbEdit

fronce

  1. first-person singular present indicative of froncer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of froncer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of froncer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of froncer
  5. second-person singular imperative of froncer

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

fronce f (plural fronces)

  1. crease; wrinkle (usually in clothes)

ReferencesEdit

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (fronce, supplement)

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

fronce f (oblique plural fronces, nominative singular fronce, nominative plural fronces)

  1. wrinkle (of the skin)

ReferencesEdit

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (fronce)