preposition, adverb Scot.

Origin of frae

1175–1225; Middle English (north) fra, frae < Old Norse frā from Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for frae

Historical Examples of frae

  • 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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for frae



a Scot word for from
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