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


Nearby words

  1. froideur,
  2. froissart,
  3. froissart, jean,
  4. frolic,
  5. frolicsome,
  6. from bad to worse,
  7. from first to last,
  8. from hand to hand,
  9. from hand to mouth,
  10. from head to toe

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.) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for from


/ (frɒm, unstressed frəm) /


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



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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