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[frey] /freɪ/
preposition, adverb, Scot.
Origin of frae
1175-1225; Middle English (north) fra, frae < Old Norse frā from Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He's jist as dour as ever, and as far as man could weel be frae them he cam o'!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • It wud be naething but cat and dog atween's frae mornin to nicht!'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • There was no licht in't but what cam' noo an' than frae a low i' the fire.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • Shoemakers were then a very drucken set, but his beasts keepit him frae them.

    Captains of Industry James Parton
  • A' I got frae him I could put in my e'e, and see nane the waur for't.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • To think that we should hae to run like that, fraefrae monkeys!

  • Ye hard naething like that, I'm sure, the day, frae Mr. Maccleary.'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • I can shaw ye the verra hoose he maun be gaein' to tak her frae.'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • Then, said Walter, how muckle are ye to get frae my brother for this job?

    The Entail

    John Galt
  • Abody has dune his pairt, one hundred an' ninety-two pounds frae the Glen.

    Afterwards Ian Maclaren
British Dictionary definitions for frae


a Scot word for from
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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