Other Word Forms of Freckle
Origin of Freckle
Middle English freken, frekel, from Old Norse freknur (plural) (compare Swedish fräknar, Danish fregner), s-less variant of Proto-Germanic *sprekalą 'freckle' (compare dialectal Norwegian sprekla, Middle High German spreckel), from Proto-Indo-European *sp(h)er(e)g- 'to strew, sprinkle'. Cognate with Albanian fruth (“measles”). More at spark. Related to spry, sprack.
From Middle English frakles freckles alteration of fraknes probably of Scandinavian origin Old Norse freknōttr freckly
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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