freit

noun \ ˈfrāt , ˈfrēt \

Definition of freit

plural -s
1 chiefly Scottish :a superstitious observance or idea
  • an idle freit
2 chiefly Scottish :a saying or saw conveying a superstition
  • an old freit about the weather
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


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