The definition of a frieze is an ornamental band of decoration, or a heavy wool cloth that is shaggy and has an uncut nap.(noun)
See frieze in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr frise < ML frisium < ? Frank *frisi, a curl, akin to OE fris, crisped, curled; ? confused in folk-etym. by assoc. with ML frigium < L Phrygium, Phrygian: Phrygia was noted for embroidery in gold
Origin: ME frise < OFr < MDu, prob. akin to frieze
See frieze in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French frise
Origin: , from Medieval Latin frisium, frigium, embroidery
Origin: , from Latin Phrygium (opus), Phrygian (work)
Origin: , from Phrygia.
noun In both senses also called frisé.
Origin: Middle English frise
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin (pannī) frīsiī, woolen (garments)
Origin: , from
Origin: pl. of Frīsius, Frisian.
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