Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lexember 11th: ‘to entertain’

Fraugahálðan

/ˈfrau̯ɡɑˌhɑlðɑn/ v.st.7 trns. to entertain.

From frǭs ‘happy, glad’ (via Middle and Old Valthungian from Griutungi frǭs; cf. Gothic fraus, from ProtoGermanic frawaz), and halðan ‘to keep’ (via Middle and Old Valthungian halðan from Griutungi haldan, cf. Gothic haldan, from ProtoGermanic haldaną).

https://linguifex.com/wiki/Contionary:fraugahálðan

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