Frau etymology


German word Frau comes from Proto-Indo-European *prōw-, Proto-Indo-European *proHwo-, and later Proto-Germanic *frawjô (Lord.)

Etymology of Frau

Detailed word origin of Frau

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*prōw- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*proHwo- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*frawjô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Lord.
*frōwǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
frouwa Old High German (goh) Lady.
vrowe Middle High German (gmh)
Frau German (de) (obsolete) lady; noblewoman. A title of courtesy, equivalent to Mrs/Ms, which has nearly replaced Fräulein in the function of Miss. One's wife. Woman (adult female human).