- of or relating to Friesland, its inhabitants, or their language.
Origin of Frisian
Examples from the Web for frisian
Those are the Frisian Islands, and they stretch for 120 miles or so eastward.The Riddle of the Sands
"And after dark, too," she added, as obstinately as if she had been a Frisian.The Chauffeur and the Chaperon
C. N. Williamson
The following is a specimen of the Frisian of Gysbert Japicx, in metre.A Handbook of the English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
The Frisian religion is extremely simple, and pure Monotheism.
The answer to this question is to be found in the Frisian version of the story.
- 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
- a native or inhabitant of Friesland or a speaker of the Frisian language
- of or relating to the Frisian language or its speakers
- of or relating to Friesland or its peoples and culture
Word Origin and History for frisian
"of or pertaining to the people of Frisia," or "belonging to the tribe of the Frisii," 1590s, from Latin Frisii, from a Germanic tribal name (cf. Old Frisian Frise, Middle Dutch Vriese, Old High German Friaso, Old English Frisa), perhaps originally meaning "curly-headed" (cf. Old Frisian frisle "curly hair").