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Meaning of "Old Frisian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OLD FRISIAN

Old Frisian play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OLD FRISIAN

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adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Old Frisian is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OLD FRISIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Old Frisian

Old Frisian is a West Germanic language spoken between the 8th and 16th centuries in the area between the Rhine and Weser on the European North Sea coast. The Frisian settlers on the coast of South Jutland also spoke Old Frisian but no medieval texts of this area are known. The language of the earlier inhabitants of the region between the Zuiderzee and Ems River is attested in only a few personal names and place-names. Old Frisian evolved into Middle Frisian, spoken from the 16th to the 19th century. In the early Middle Ages, Frisia stretched from the area around Bruges, in what is now Belgium, to the Weser River, in northern Germany. At the time, the Frisian language was spoken along the entire southern North Sea coast. This region is referred to as Greater Frisia or Frisia Magna, and many of the areas within it still treasure their Frisian heritage. However by 1300, their territory had been pushed back to the Zuiderzee, and the Frisian language survives along the coast only as a substrate.

Definition of Old Frisian in the English dictionary

The definition of Old Frisian in the dictionary is the Frisian language up to about 1400 OFris.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OLD FRISIAN

Old Dominion
Old Dutch
Old English
Old English sheepdog
old face
old faithful
Old Father Time
old flame
old folks´ home
Old French
old fustic
old gentleman
old girl
Old Glory
old gold
old guard
old hand
Old Harry
old hat
Old High German

WORDS THAT END LIKE OLD FRISIAN

Asian
Belarusian
Caucasian
Frisian
Gaussian
Illinoisian
Indonesian
Levalloisian
Malaysian
Ossian
paradisian
Parisian
Persian
Polynesian
precisian
Rabelaisian
Russian
Southeast Asian
Tardenoisian
Tunisian

Synonyms and antonyms of Old Frisian in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Old Frisian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OLD FRISIAN

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The translations of Old Frisian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Old Frisian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

老弗里斯兰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Antiguo frisón
570 millions of speakers

English

Old Frisian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुरानी फ़्रिसियाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قديم الفريزية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Старый Frisian
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Old Frisian
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পুরুল ফ্রিজি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vieux frison
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Frisian Lama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

alte friesische
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

古フリジア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이전 프리지아
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Frisian kuna
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cũ Frisian
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பழைய ஃப்ரிஸில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पूर्वी फ्रिशियन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Eski Frizce
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Vecchio Frisone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stary Frisian
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Старий Frisian
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vechi Frisian
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Παλιά Frisian
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Oudfriese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Gamla frisiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gamle frisiske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Old Frisian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OLD FRISIAN»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Old Frisian

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OLD FRISIAN»

Discover the use of Old Frisian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Old Frisian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, ...
This is the first text book to offer a comprehensive approach to Old Frisian and includes a history of the Frisians during the Middle Ages, their society and literary culture.
Rolf Hendrik Bremmer, 2009
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Advances in Old Frisian Philology
Like its two predecessors, Aspects of Old Frisian Philology (1990) and Approaches to Old Frisian Philology (1998), Advances in Old Frisian Philology combines contributions by specialists of medieval Frisian studies with papers by ...
Rolf H. Bremmer, Stephen Laker, Oebele Vries, 2007
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A Concise Grammar of the Old Frisian Dialect of the First ...
The mainly legal texts are famous for their historical value. However, a grammatical treatise of this important codex is still lacking. This book is meant to meet this need.
Dirk Boutkan, 1996
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Old Frisian etymological dictionary
With this first etymological dictionary of Old Frisian, based on the Riustring 1 dialect, for the first time Old Frisian becomes accessible to a wide circle of scholars of German (and comparative Indo-European) languages.
Dirk Boutkan, Sjoerd Michiel Siebenga, 2005
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Studies in West Frisian Grammar: Selected Papers by Germen ...
Traditionally the history of the development of the Frisian language is divided into he following periods: Pre-Old Frisian before ca 1275, Old Frisian ca 1275–1550, Middle Frisian ca 1550–1800, Modern Frisian ca 1800 – present. Several ...
Jarich Hoekstra, Willem Visser, Goffe Jensma, 2010
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Old English and its Closest Relatives: A Survey of the ...
This accessible introductory reference source surveys the linguistic and cultural background of the earliest known Germanic languages and examines their similarities and differences.
Orrin W. Robinson, 2003
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Amsterdamer Beiträge Zur Älteren Germanistik
Two NOTES ON THE OLD FRISIAN FLA-ETH THOMAS D. HILL BEFORE addressing my specific topic, I would like to comment on certain methodological concems— about why Old English specialists — even those of us who consider ...
Rolf Hendrik Bremmer, Thomas S. B. Johnston, Oebele Vries, 1998
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A Comparative Grammar of the Teutonic Languages: Being at ...
And Comprising Gothic, Anglo-Saxon, Early English, Modern English, Icelandic ( Old Norse), Danish, Swedish, Old High German, Middle High German, Modern German, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch Jacob Helfenstein. Themes in ra, in Gothic, ...
Jacob Helfenstein, 1870
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Handbook of Frisian studies
The »Handbook of Frisian Studies« is the first systematic overall description of Frisian studies from the early runes to Frisian as a European minority language.
Horst Haider Munske, Nils Århammar, 2001
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Old Frisian
Old Frisian evolved into Middle Frisian, spoken from the 16th to the 19th century.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OLD FRISIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Old Frisian is used in the context of the following news items.
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Keys and bolts
The Old Frisian word was probably likewise a loan from Scandinavian. Perhaps the borrowing happened at the epoch vaguely referred to as ... «OUPblog, Mar 15»
2
Bimonthly etymology gleanings for August and September 2014 …
In Old Frisian, kokk seems to have meant “speaker” and “mouth” and may thus be related to Old Icelandic kok “throat.” Siebs went on to explain ... «OUPblog, Oct 14»
3
Dog houses offer warmth, shelter and, for some, style
River, a 2-year-old Frisian pointer who lives near Garden of the Gods Park, loves hers, says owner Susan Smith. 2 photos Photo - Dog kennel, ... «Colorado Springs Gazette, Sep 14»
4
'Mascara from Amsterdam, or if to be precise from the field': Outrage …
Quinta, an eight-year-old Frisian Stabyhound, was flying home to be reunited with her owners, the Nootenbos family. The family of four recently ... «Daily Mail, Jul 14»
5
Dog runs off after World Cup cheering
The three-year-old Frisian Stabyhoun became so stressed at the sound of his owner's family cheering for Oranje that it fled through an open ... «NL Times, Jul 14»
6
Sven Kramer drops coach
The 27-year-old Frisian skater still has ambitions for the Pyongyang games in 2018, but wants to see what a new coach can contribute to his ... «NL Times, Mar 14»
7
How The Colours Got Their Names
Subsequent languages wrote it grene (Old Frisian), graenn (Old Norse) and grown (Dutch). In Old English, it was grene and meant the colour ... «Gizmodo Australia, Jan 14»
8
Sylt — hidden jewel of Germany
Old Frisian homes are built in a traditional way with thatched roofs. It is illegal to light fireworks in this island because they might set the roofs on ... «Arab News, Oct 13»
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Slideshow: Vikings invade Ballard
The Old English wicing and Old Frisian wising are almost 300 years older than the Old Norse word and probably derive from wic, as in “village, ... «Ballard News Tribune, Aug 13»
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Fabulous First Trailer For Rotterdam Opener THE RESURRECTION …
An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. «Twitch, Jan 13»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Old Frisian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/old-frisian>. Jul 2020 ».
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