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  1. archaic alien or strange
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Word Origin for fremd

Old English fremde; related to Old High German fremidi
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Historical Examples of fremd

  • Ye might hae heard him a mile down the wind—He routed like a cow in a fremd loaning.

    Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated

    Sir Walter Scott

  • Have you a certainty that Normans wife was his sister, that you are thus mourning for a fremd man?


    Mrs. Oliphant

  • Verstellung ist der offnen Seele fremd—Dissimulation 15 is alien to the open soul.

  • "Twenty-three years," he bellowed at the top of his voice, for he saw that I was fremd, and wished to make himself clear.

    Home Life in Germany

    Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick