from

[ fruhm, from; unstressed fruh m ]
/ frʌm, frɒm; unstressed frəm /

preposition

Origin of from

before 950; Middle English; Old English, variant of fram from (preposition), forward (adv.); cognate with Gothic fram, Old Norse frā (see fro), fram (adv.)
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British Dictionary definitions for from

from

/ (frɒm, unstressed frəm) /

preposition

Word Origin for from

Old English fram; related to Old Norse frā, Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic fram from, Greek promos foremost
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Word Origin and History for from

from


prep.

Old English fram "from, since, by, as a result," originally "forward movement, advancement," evolving into sense of "movement away," from Proto-Germanic *fr- (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic fram "from, away," Old Norse fra "from," fram "forward"), corresponding to PIE *pro (see pro-).

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