Frain meaning

(rare or dialectal, chiefly Scotland) To question; to ask questions.
verb
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(rare or dialectal, chiefly Scotland) To ask, inquire; demand.
verb
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(obsolete, botany) The ash, ash-tree.
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Origin of frain

  • From Middle English frainen, freinen (“to ask”), from Old English freġnan, friġnan (“to ask, inquire, learn”), from Proto-Germanic *fregnaną (“to ask”), from Proto-Indo-European *preḱ- (“to ask, woo”). Cognate with Icelandic fregna (“to ask, inquire”), Gothic (fraihnan, “to ask”). Related also to Dutch vragen (“to ask”), German fragen (“to ask”), Norwegian frega (“to ask”), Latin precor (“ask, beseech”), Albanian preh (“rest, burial, tomb”), Lithuanian prašyti (“to request”), Polish prosić (“to request”).

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  • From Middle English frayne (“ash-tree”), from Old French fraisne, fresne (“ash-tree”), from Latin fraxinus (“ash-tree”).

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