noun \ˈfrāt, ˈfrēt\

Definition of freit



  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  a superstitious observance or idea an idle freit

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  a saying or saw conveying a superstition an old freit about the weather

  3. 3 chiefly Scottish :  an omen especially of misfortune

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Origin and Etymology of freit

Middle English frete divination, from Old Norse frētt news, inquiry; akin to Old Norse fregna to inquire, find out — more at pray

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a brief usually trivial fact

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