Frau

Frau

[frou; English frou]
noun, plural Frauen [frou-uhn] . English, Fraus [frouz] . German.
1.
a married woman; a wife.
2.
the conventional German title of respect and term of address for a married woman, corresponding to Mrs.
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Frau (fraʊ)
 
n , pl Frauen, Fraus
a married German woman: usually used as a title equivalent to Mrs and sometimes extended to older unmarried women
 
[from Old High German frouwa; related to Dutch vrouw]

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frau
"married woman," c.1813, from Ger. Frau "woman, wife," from M.H.G. vrouwe "lady, mistress," from O.H.G. frouwa "mistress," said to be from PIE *prowo-, from base *per- "beyond."
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