See also: fröre

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From Middle English froren, past participle of fresen (to freeze), from Old English frēosan.

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frore (comparative more frore, superlative most frore)

  1. (archaic) Extremely cold; frozen.
    • 1818, Percy Shelley, The Revolt of Islam, canto 9:
      We die, even as the winds of Autumn fade,
      Expiring in the frore and foggy air.
    • 1883, Religion in Europe, historically considered, page 13:
      For heavenly beauty, mid perennial springs, Feels not the change, which frore sad winter brings.
    • 1888, George Meredith, Meditation under Stars:
      Till we conceive their heavens hoar,
      Those lights they raise but sparkles frore,
    • 1896, A. E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad, XLVI, lines 15-16:
      Or if one haulm whose year is o'er / Shivers on the upland frore.
    • c. 1916, Rupert Brooke, Song:
      My heart all Winter lay so numb / The earth so dead and frore.

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  1. (archaic, rare) simple past and past participle of freeze
    • c. 1834, Mary Howitt, The Sea:
      And down below all fretted and frore,
      Were wrought the coral and the madrepore, []

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Etymology edit

From earlier *flore, from Latin flōrem, accusative singular of flōs (flower), from Proto-Italic *flōs (accusative *flōzem), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃s (flower, blossom), derived from the root *bʰleh₃- (to bloom).

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frore m (plural frores)

  1. flower