now chiefly Scottish : foreign, unfamiliar
now chiefly Scottish : not belonging to one's own family or household : unrelated
fremdly adverb
fremdness noun
plural -es

Word History


Middle English fremd, fremde, from Old English fremde; akin to Old High German fremidi, framadi strange, Gothic framatheis strange, belonging to someone else, alienated; all from a prehistoric East Germanic-West Germanic adjective derived from a word represented by Old English fram from, away

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“Fremd.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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