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[frey] /freɪ/
preposition, adverb, Scot.
Origin of frae
1175-1225; Middle English (north) fra, frae < Old Norse frā from Unabridged
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  • Well, there's ane thing I'd be glad to hear o' frae your new doctor, an' that is no' to be gliffed by thunner an' lightin'.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • There was no licht in't but what cam' noo an' than frae a low i' the fire.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • Look you, lass, I took this frae the man's trunk when he lodged wi' yer father and yersel' at Fornside.

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

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • And on the platform the drinkin' frae bottles an' the swearin' was fair extraordinar'!

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • Then, said Walter, how muckle are ye to get frae my brother for this job?

    The Entail John Galt
  • Ou ay, a've seen it a' at ither hooses, though they tried tae hide it frae me for fear a' wud lauch at them.

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

    Afterwards Ian Maclaren
  • Gin it were na for my bairnies I'd rin awa' frae a' this tribble an' hale ye back north wi' me.

    Alaska Days with John Muir Samuel Hall Young
  • A light has come doon upon me frae heaven, she said, and I canna.

    The Court of Cacus Alexander Leighton
British Dictionary definitions for frae


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