fra·​mea | \ ˈfrāmēə \
plural frameae\ -​ēˌē \

Definition of framea

: a spear with a long shaft and iron head used by the ancient Teutons

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First Known Use of framea

1545, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for framea

Latin, probably from a Germanic word derived from a word represented by Old High German fram forward, further

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“Framea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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