fris

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Frisian

[frizh-uhn, free-zhuhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Friesland, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Friesland or the Frisian Islands.
3.
the Germanic language most closely related to English, spoken in Friesland and nearby islands. Abbreviation: Fris., Fris
4.
Chiefly British.
b.
Holstein ( def 1 ).
Also, Friesian.


Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin Frisi(ī) the people of a Germanic tribe + -an

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Frisian or Friesian (ˈfrɪʒən)
 
n
1.  a language spoken in the NW Netherlands, parts of N Germany, and adjacent islands, belonging to the West Germanic branch of the Indo-European family: the nearest relative of the English language; it has three main dialects
2.  a native or inhabitant of Friesland or a speaker of the Frisian language
 
adj
3.  a.  of or relating to the Frisian language or its speakers
 b.  of or relating to Friesland or its peoples and culture
 
[C16: from Latin Frīsiī people of northern Germany]
 
Friesian or Friesian
 
n
 
adj
 
[C16: from Latin Frīsiī people of northern Germany]

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Frisian
"belonging to the tribe of the Frisii," 1590s, from L. Frisii, from a Germanic tribal name (cf. O.Fris. Frise, M.Du. Vriese, O.H.G. Friaso, O.E. Frisa), perhaps originally meaning "curly-headed" (cf. O.Fris. frisle "curly hair").
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