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Fri·sian

 (frĭzh′ən, frē′zhən) also Frie·sian (frē′zhən)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of the Frisian Islands or Friesland.
2. The West Germanic language of the Frisians. It is the language most closely related to English.

[From Latin Frīsiī, the Frisians, of Germanic origin.]

Fri′sian adj.

Frisian

(ˈfrɪʒən) or

Friesian

n
1. (Languages) a language spoken in the NW Netherlands, parts of N Germany, and adjacent islands, belonging to the West Germanic branch of the Indo-European family: the nearest relative of the English language; it has three main dialects
2. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Friesland or a speaker of the Frisian language
3. (Languages) a native or inhabitant of Friesland or a speaker of the Frisian language
adj
4. (Languages) of or relating to the Frisian language or its speakers
5. (Peoples) of or relating to the Frisian language or its speakers
6. (Placename) of or relating to Friesland or its peoples and culture
7. (Languages) of or relating to Friesland or its peoples and culture
8. (Peoples) of or relating to Friesland or its peoples and culture
[C16: from Latin Frīsiī people of northern Germany]

Fri•sian

(ˈfrɪʒ ən, ˈfri ʒən)

also Friesian



n.
1. a member of a people of the North Sea coast.
2. the West Germanic language of the Frisians.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Friesland, the Frisians, or the language Frisian.
[1590–1600; < Latin Frisi(ī) the people of a Germanic tribe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Frisian - a native or inhabitant of Friesland or Frisia
Dutch, Dutch people - the people of the Netherlands; "the Dutch are famous for their tulips"
2.Frisian - a West Germanic language spoken in Friesland in the northwestern Netherlands; a near relative of English
West Germanic, West Germanic language - a branch of the Germanic languages
Old Frisian - the Frisian language until the 16th century; the Germanic language of ancient Frisia
Adj.1.Frisian - of or relating to the people or culture or language of Friesland or Frisia
Translations
frisafriso
friisiläinen
FriesFriese
frisisk
frisfrisiska

Frisian

[ˈfrɪʒən]
A. ADJfrisio
B. N
1. (= person) → frisio/a m/f
2. (Ling) → frisio m
C. CPD the Frisian Islands NPLlas Islas Frisias
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