Alemannic GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German vrouwe, vrowe from Old High German frouwa, from Proto-Germanic *frawjǭ, a feminine form of *frawjô (lord) Proto-Indo-European *prōw- (master, judge). Cognate with German Frau, Dutch vrouwe, West Frisian frou, Icelandic freyja.

NounEdit

frou f (Gressoney)

  1. woman
  2. wife

Further readingEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German frō. Cognate with German froh.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fʀeu̯/, [fʀəʊ̯]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

frou (masculine frouen, neuter frout, comparative méi frou, superlative am frousten)

  1. happy, pleased, glad

DeclensionEdit


West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

frou c (plural froulju or frouwen, diminutive froutsje)

  1. woman
    Synonym: wiif
    Coordinate term: man
  2. wife
    Synonym: wiif
    Coordinate term: man

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • frou”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011