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frignan

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Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *freh-, *freg-, from Indo-European *prek-.

Cognate with Old Saxon fregnan, Old Norse fregna, Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌰𐌹𐌷𐌽𐌰𐌽, and related to Old High German frāga (German Frage). The IE root also gave Old Persian aparsam ‘I asked’, Irish arco, Welsh archaf, Armenian harsn, Tocharian A prak-, Tocharian B prek-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈfrijnɑn/

Verb

friġnan (class III strong: third-person singular present friġneþ, third-person singular preterite fræġn, preterite plural fruġnon, past participle (ġe)fruġnen)

  1. to ask, pray

Descendants

  • English: frayne; fraign ("question")

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