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friþ

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Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *friþuz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *prāy-, *prēy- (like, love). Cognates include Old Frisian fretho, Old Saxon frithu (Dutch vrede), Old High German fridu (German Frieden), Old Norse friðr (Icelandic friður, Swedish and Danish fred). The IE root is also the source of Greek πραυς, Common Slavic *prijati (Old Church Slavonic прити) and *prijatel ‘friend’, Old Irish ríar (Welsh rhydd ‘free’).

Pronunciation

Noun

friþ n.

  1. peace
  2. refuge, sanctuary

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative friþ friþu
accusative friþ friþu
genitive friþes friþa
dative friþe friþum


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