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FREÓ

  • adjective
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Grammar
FREÓ, frió, freoh, frioh, frig, frí, frý; adj.
Wright's OE grammar
§104; §269; §275; §278; §295; §328; §434;
FREE, having liberty or immunity, noble, glad, joyful; līber, sui jūris, ingĕnuus, nōbĭlis, lætus
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  • Heó ðá freó on hire fóta gangum blíðe hám wæs hweorfende

    ipsa lībĕro pĕdum incessu dŏmum læta reversa est,

    • Bd. 4, 10
    • ;
    • S. 578, 32.
  • Beó he freó

    he shall be free,

    • L. Alf. 11
    • ;
    • Th. i. 46, 3, MS. H: L. In. 3
    • ;
    • Th. i. 104, 3, MS. B: Bt. 34, 8
    • ;
    • Fox 144, 23.
  • Hú wolde ðé lícian, gif hwylc swíðe ríce cyning næfde nǽnne freóne mon on eallon his ríce

    how would it please thee, if some very powerful king had not any free man in all his realm?

    • 41, 2
    • ;
    • Fox 24, 25, MS. Cot.
  • Gif he mǽgburg hæbbe freó

    if he have a free kindred, L.

    • In. 74
    • ;
    • Th. i. 148, 19.
  • Ðǽr freó, móton eard weardigan

    where free, they might inhabit a country,

    • Andr. Kmbl. 1196
    • ;
    • An. 598.
  • Ðá wearþ worn aféded freóra bearna

    then was a number of noble children brought forth,

    • Cd. 79
    • ;
    • Th. 99, 6
    • ;
    • Gen. 1642: 131
    • ;
    • Th. 166, 26
    • ;
    • Gen. 2753.
  • Lǽt me freó lǽdan, eft on éðel

    let me lead them free, back into their country,

    • 98
    • ;
    • Th. 128, 22
    • ;
    • Gen. 2130: Bt. 41, 2
    • ;
    • Fox 244, 30
    • ;
    • MS. Cot.
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  • Ðæt hý ðý freóran hyge geféngen

    that they might receive the gladder spirit.

    • Exon. 30 a
    • ;
    • Th. 92, 22
    • ;
    • Cri. 1512.
Etymology
[
Chauc. fre
:
Laym. freo
:
Orm. freo, fre
:
Plat. fri, frij
:
O. Sax. frí in frî-lîk free-born
:
Frs. fry
:
O. Frs. fri
:
Dut. vrij
:
Ger. frei
:
M. H. Ger. vrî
:
O. H. Ger. frî
:
Goth. freis
:
Dan. Swed, fri
:
Icel. frí.
]
Derived forms
múþ-freó
Linked entries
v.  freoh freóls frí frig frió frioh frý frig-man.
Full form

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  • FREÓ, adj.