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[frizh-uh n, free-zhuh n] /ˈfrɪʒ ən, ˈfri ʒən/

of or relating to , its inhabitants, or their language.
a native or inhabitant of Friesland or the Frisian Islands.
the Germanic language most closely related to English, spoken in Friesland and nearby islands.
Abbreviation: Fris., Fris.
Chiefly British.

a language spoken in the NW Netherlands, parts of N Germany, and adjacent islands, belonging to the West Germanic branch of the Indo-European family: the nearest relative of the English language; it has three main dialects
a native or inhabitant of Friesland or a speaker of the Frisian language


“of or pertaining to the people of Frisia,” or “belonging to the tribe of the Frisii,” 1590s, from Latin Frisii, from a Germanic tribal name (cf. Old Frisian Frise, Middle Dutch Vriese, Old High German Friaso, Old English Frisa), perhaps originally meaning “curly-headed” (cf. Old Frisian frisle “curly hair”).


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