Frau



[frou; English frou] /fraʊ; English fraʊ/

noun, plural Frauen
[frou-uh n] /ˈfraʊ ən/ (Show IPA). English, Fraus
[frouz] /fraʊz/ (Show IPA). German.
1.
a married woman; a wife.
2.
the conventional German title of respect and term of address for a married woman, corresponding to Mrs.
/fraʊ/
noun (pl) Frauen (ˈfraʊən), Fraus
1.
a married German woman: usually used as a title equivalent to Mrs and sometimes extended to older unmarried women
n.

“married woman,” 1813, from German Frau “woman, wife,” from Middle High German vrouwe “lady, mistress,” from Old High German frouwa “mistress, lady” (9c.), from Proto-Germanic *frowo- “lady,” fem. of *frawan “lord,” from PIE root *per- (1) “beyond, forward,” in extended senses “chief, first” (see per).

noun

One’s wife: and escort your incomparable frau to a tea dance/ his reward from the frau

[1902+; fr German]

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