frood

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English *frood, *frode, *frod, from Old English frōd ‎(wise, prudent; experienced, old), from Proto-Germanic *frōdaz ‎(wise, clever), from Proto-Indo-European *prāt- ‎(to understand). Cognate with North Frisian frod, Saterland Frisian frod, Dutch vroed ‎(wise, knowing), Swedish frod ‎(wise, experienced, mature), Icelandic fróður ‎(knowledgeable), Lithuanian prõtas ‎(mind, reason, understanding).

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AdjectiveEdit

frood ‎(comparative frooder or more frood, superlative froodest or most frood)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England) Shrewd; sagacious; wary; cautious.
    • 1973, Stanley Price, George Ruffhead, Newton-on-Ouse Local History Group, Three Yorkshire villages:
      To the north of the Airfield the Rabbit Hills still retain heathland vegetation on the sandy soils and are probably the site of the 'frood' warren mentioned in an old survey, being at the time an important source of food.

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NounEdit

frood ‎(plural froods)

  1. (dialectal, Insular Scots) Alternative spelling of froad
    • 1898 January 16, Shetland News:
      Shü set da kit wi' sic flürrie apo' da flüer 'at da frood cam' oot aboot da lugs.

VerbEdit

frood ‎(third-person singular present froods, present participle froodin, past froodt, past participle froodt)

  1. (dialectal, Insular Scots) Alternative spelling of froad

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