\ ˈfremd \

Definition of fremd

1 now chiefly Scottish : foreign, unfamiliar
2 now chiefly Scottish : not belonging to one's own family or household : unrelated

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Other Words from fremd

fremdly adverb
fremdness noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for fremd

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 4 Aug. 2020.

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